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The long-awaited Personal Data Protection (Amendment) Bill 2024 (“Bill”) has now been made publicly available. Among the key changes it seeks to introduce are: Direct obligations for data processors Mandatory data breach notification Requirement to appoint data protection officer(s) New data subject rights on data portability An expanded definition of sensitive personal data A general legal basis for cross-border transfers In more detail The intention to amend the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“PDPA”) can be traced…

Proposed licensing of social media and internet messaging services providers and a new draft bill on digital safety – these are some of the recent updates in the online content space for Malaysia. On 15 December 2023, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) reported that there was a significant increase in harmful content on social media and over-the-top platforms in 2023 as compared to in 2022.1 Against this backdrop, the Malaysian Government (as with its…