By: Sonny Zulhuda
In March, I featured in The Sunday Star (9/3/2014) reporting on the need to establish a “Do not call registry” to protect people’s personal information. The main issue discussed was to scrutinize an initiative to have a DNCR and its operational and legal challenges. The full report can be traced here.
The question that was posed to me was: (1) How good is the idea of DNCR for Malaysian consumers? AND (2) Do you foresee any issues that might arise when they implement this?
Here are my comments:
- The PDPA 2010, unlike Singapore’s law, does neither provide nor mandate specifically about Do Not Call (DNC) registry.
- Nevertheless, DNC registry is an advanced step towards protecting individuals personal data, therefore it is highly commendable. It does require a carefully-structured procedure and rules. Continue reading “Do-Not-Call Registry (DNCR) to Protect Personal Data?”