Understanding the Personal Data Protection Act 2010

About the Topic

The Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) which is now in force in Malaysia imposes controls on anyone who collects, retains, uses, or transfers personal data. The Act has vast implications for personal information privacy as it introduces new principles for the processing of data whilst conferring rights to individuals on their personal information. The Act applies to everyone other than the Government, including educational institutions, journalists, and academics.

The Act requires organizations and even individuals to reexamine current practices in the maintenance, storing and sharing of personal information of employees, customers and clients. Among other matters, organizations will now have to consider consumer access to information as a statutory right and not one regulated by the contract between a consumer and the organization. Staff handling and dealing with the personal information of consumers are also bound by these new provisions.

This course examines

  • The structure and the regulatory administration of the PDPA.
  • The meaning of personal data.
  • The PDPA as a law that protects information privacy.
  • The personal data protection principles and their application.
  • The rights of individuals whose data is being processed.
  • How the PDPA applies to organizations and individuals and the extent of exemptions.
  • Change management to adapt to the new culture of data protection.
  • How to lodge complaints on violations of the Act.
  • The role of the Commissioner of Data Protection.


At the end of the session, you will be able to: -

  • The meaning of personal data.
  • The legal obligations in processing personal data.
  • The compliance requirements when personal data is processed.
  • Personal data that is not covered by the Act.
  • Advise colleagues and superiors in the workplace on compliance with the Act.

Other Benefits:

  • Comprehensive learning materials
  • Certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course
  • 6 months post-training email support to follow up on your questions

The Course can be customized to meet the specific needs of clients.