Almost all countries around the world have their own version of data privacy laws. This requires companies to protect and process personal information that passed through them with care.
Malaysia, however, has no specific Privacy Act when it comes to protection of personal privacy.
However the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)
states that “organisations are responsible for personal data in their possession or under their control” under seven key principles: general principle, notice and choice principle, disclosure principle, security principle, retention principle, data security principle, and access principle.