PDPA 2010 – given Royal assent and Gazetted

As you could see from the above, the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Act 2010 has been officially given a Royal assent on 2 June 2010 and has been gazetted on 10 June 2010. The Act is known as PDP Act 2010 and is numbered as Act 709. For the full view of the draft Bill (which was passed unchanged), click here.


    1. To the best of my knowledge, there was no change except in the citation of the year from 2009 to 2010. Thanks 🙂

  1. Is this PDPA implementation going to be delayed by at least a year? For practical reasons it may be extremely difficult getting all the necessary infrastructures like tribunal, enforcement teams, etc to be in place.

    1. Well, I’m not in any position to know the answer on this as many of us are still left in the dark as to the intended date of enforcement of this legislation. But I agree with you that this act requires certain administrative infrastructure including what you mentioned and also the office of the commissioner itself. The last report we heard is that the Ministry was preparing to appoint the commissioner latest by January 2011. I believe something is currently worked out by them right now. Having seen how things usually work all this while, I won’t be surprised if the whole things are getting delayed. Thanks for dropping by.

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