A Practical Guide to Personal Data Protection

A Practical Guide to Personal Data Protection

Book Details
  • Publication Date : Sep - 2023
  • Author : Adlin Abdul Majid, Eleena Abd Wahab & Arissa Ahrom
  • ISBN : 9789672702061
  • Format : Softcover
  • Country : Malaysia

Although the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 was enforced almost ten years ago in November 2013, implementing this law in day-to-day activities and operations remains a challenge for organisations and individuals alike. This book offers guidance in navigating compliance with the PDPA 2010 and seeks to provide practical solutions to common issues faced when balancing the right to privacy, the protection and security of personal data and the needs and operations of businesses.

This book explores the key concepts of the PDPA 2010, as well as other crucial aspects of personal data processing. These include:

  • Data protection principles;
  • Sector specific requirements applicable to the utilities, private healthcare, banking and insurance, and telecommunications industries;
  • Processing personal data in the context of employment;
  • Powers of the Personal Data Protection Commissioner;
  • Managing data breaches;
  • Implications of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation on Malaysian organisations; and
  • Proposed amendments to the PDPA 2010.

This book is an excellent source of reference for law students, legal practitioners and those responsible for the processing of personal data within an organisation.

  • Real-world examples: Use of real-world examples illustrating how data protection principles are applied in various scenarios. These examples help readers relate the concepts to everyday situations, enhancing comprehension and application.
  • A global view: In addition to focusing on the PDPA 2010, the book compares data protection regulations from other jurisdictions, providing readers with a global perspective on data privacy practices and enabling them to navigate differences in international compliance.
  • Suitable for various audiences: The book caters to a diverse audience, from legal practitioners, data protection officers or compliance officers, as well as students. Its versatility makes it a valuable resource for professionals across different sectors.
  • Futuristic insights: Anticipating future trends in data privacy, the authors discuss emerging technologies and potential legislative developments. This forward-looking approach ensures that readers are prepared for the evolving landscape of data protection.

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Personal Data Protection Act 2010

Chapter 2: Privacy vs Data Protection

Chapter 3: Data Privacy and Technology

Part II Processing of Personal Data

Chapter 4: Data Protection Principles

Chapter 5: Exemptions

Chapter 6: Rights of Data Subjects

Chapter 7: Transfer of Personal Data


Part III Sector Specific Requirements

Chapter 8: Data User Forum

Chapter 9: Utilities

Chapter 10: Private Healthcare

Chapter 11: Banking and Insurance

Chapter 12: Telecommunications

Chapter 13: Aviation


Part IV Employment Issues

Chapter 14: Managing Employee Data


Part V Enforcement

Chapter 15: The PDP Commissioner

Chapter 16: Managing Data Breaches


Part VI The European General Data Protection Regulation

Chapter 17: Implications of the EU GDPR

Chapter 18: Proposed Amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act 2010