Legal Updates for April 2017

Personal Data Protection Updates - Public Consultation Paper No. 1/2017 – Personal Data Protection (Transfer of Personal Data To Places Outside Malaysia) Order 2017

We wish to bring to your attention Public Consultation Paper No. 1/2017 entitled "Personal Data Protection (Transfer Of Personal Data To Places Outside Malaysia) Order 2017" (the “Proposed Order”), which was recently published by the Personal Data Protection Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) on its official website.

The Proposed Order is a "White List" which permits the transfer of personal data to certain jurisdictions outside Malaysia, in accordance with Section 129(1) of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA). The Proposed Order has been published as an exposure draft wherein the Commissioner has requested for feedback and suggestions from the public to be submitted on or before 4 May 2017.

Trade Talk: (i) Trump's Executive Order on Trade Enforcement; and (ii) Effect of UN Resolution on Importation of Coal from North Korea

In this second issue of TradeTalk, we highlight the updates on the recent Executive Orders by US President Donald Trump on trade enforcement, and the reaction from the various countries identified in the Order. We also highlight the effect of the United Nations Security Council Resolution on importation of coal from North Korea and the recent developments in Malaysia, which is one of the few countries that import coal from North Korea.