Registration of Data Users under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA)
The PDPA was given the Royal Assent on 2 June 2010 and published in the Gazette
on 10 June 2010. Through P.U.(B) 464 dated 14 November 2013 the Minister of
Communciations and Multimedia Malaysia (the Minister) announced that the PDPA
came into force w.e.f. 15 November 2013.
Under Sect. 14(1) of the PDPA the Minister may upon the recommendation of the
Commissioner, by order published in the Gazette, specify a class of data users who
shall be required to be registered as data user. Sect. 15(1) of the PDPA states that a
person who belongs to the class of data users shall submit an application for
registration to the Commissioner.
The Personal Data Protection (Class of Data Users) Order 2013 (PDPA Order 2013)
came into force on 15 November 2013. Order 2 of the PDPA Order 2013 states that
the data user who belongs to any class of the data user as listed in the Schedule shall
be registered under the Act. The Schedule to the PDPA Order 2013 specifies class of
data users that need to apply for registration to the Commissioner under Sect. 15(1)
of the PDPA.
Members who are within the Schedule of the PDPA Order 2013 as listed in Appendix
A are hereby advised to apply for registration with the Commissioner as a data user.
The deadline for registration is 15 February 2014.
Pleased be advised that MEF had written to the Minister of Communications and
Multimedia Malaysia applying for deferment of the deadline of the above
registration. However todate there is no reply to the said application.
Please note that members not within the Schedule to PDPA Order 2013 and not
required to register are required to comply with the other parts of the PDPA and its
Bahagian Pendaftaran Dan Operasi
Jabatan Perlindungan Data Peribadi
Aras 6, Kompleks KKMM, Lot 4G9
Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
Tel: 03-89115000 Ext 7907
Posted Date: 12 Feb 2014