PDP Act 2010–Where do we go from here?

By: Sonny Zulhuda

Panelists L-R: Prof. Abu Bakar (UM), Sonny (IIUM) and Edwin from KL BAR. Source: KL BAR

The above is the title of my presentation at IT LAW FORUM organised by KL BAR jointly held with KDU University College on 12 November 2010. I spoke at the panel after Prof. Abu Bakar Munir who was the adviser for the Government of Malaysia on the drafting of PDP Act 2010 (See: the unamended PDP Bill).

While Prof. Abu Bakar talked mainly on the duties and obligation of Data Users as well as Data Protection Principles, I presented the topic from another perspective, i.e. the data subject which refers to the individuals whose personal data become the object of business by data users. That simply means you, me and everyone!.

For the recall of the event in general, you may want to check at the KL BAR blog site here.

In this page I will recall especially the discussion (Q&A) that arose in the forum. I must admit that both of Prof Bakar and myself were treated by so many pressing questions ranging from conceptual issues to the practical ones. Though we might not be sure of the answers sometime (because the law is not yet in force), one thing is very sure: we interacted very well in the Forum. It is a fruitful discussion between academics, practitioners and members of public who attended the event. For that reason I congratulate KL BAR for organising the Forum.

I shall update this page with those discussion soon.

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