The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) Malaysia that came to effect on November 15, 2013, was established to protect the personal data of citizens of Malaysia. The purpose of introducing the framework was to the commercial processing of personal data and building confidence in consumers over the use of their data. It applies to any business, organization, and website in Malaysia that commercially deals with the processing of personal data. However, the applicability is restricted to the private sector and does not apply to the public sector, federal, or state governments. Enforced by the Department of Personal Data Protection (PDP) as the acting and responsible authority in Malaysia for implementing and executing PDPA 2010 laws ensure compliance in the country. The Malaysian PDPA requires organizations to obtain end-user consent and also inform Malaysian users about the data processing activity. The regulation empowers Malaysian residents with several rights including the right to access, right to correct right to withdraw consent, and right to object to processing based on the damage that it may cause and prevent direct marketing campaigns.Learn more about PDPA Malaysia.
We sit with your team to understand your business processes and the environment to consolidate the requirements against the PDPA Malaysia.
Our team will based on your business and understanding define the scope for Malaysia PDPA compliance.
Identify gaps in your organization’s security control, systems, and environment vis-à-vis PDPA requirements.
We conduct an awareness training program to help your employees understand the PDPA compliance Regulation and its requirements.
Identify your sensitive personal assets, classify them, and create/update the Asset inventory.
Our team conducts a comprehensive Risk Assessment to identify weak areas that could be exploited and lead to an incident of the breach.
Our team helps you build strategies and appropriate Risk Treatment measures to help bridge gaps and strengthen security systems. We also assist you in developing and implementing a data breach management response that can blend with your existing Incident Response Plan.
Our team assesses your application for confirmation to PDPA requirements such as Data Portability, User Consent, Effective UI design, etc.
Our team of experts will conduct User Training programs for all personnel covered in scope on their specific PDPA Compliance responsibilities. Training materials for future use shall be provided.
Develop effective documentation for your organization as per PDPA requirements.
We will help you build and rollout effective policies and procedures for your organization, pertaining to PDPA Compliance.
After a reasonable gestation period, a separate team of experts conducts a Pre-assessment of your setup and ensures all measures are implemented.
Once all controls are confirmed to be in place, we will be issuing a legally admissible "PDPA Compliance" Certificate for your organization.
If required we can extend our continual support by offering you Managed Compliance Services to help your organization stay compliant.
Businesses and organizations in Malaysia that process personal data for commercial transactions including activities like service, investment, trading, banking & finance, and insurance are required to comply with PDPA Malaysia.
The PDPA Malaysia Compliance is exempted for the public sector, federal or state governments, credit reporting agencies, processed by individuals or organizations for non-commercial transactions, or processed for personal, family, or house affairs.
PDPA Compliance cost for an average-sized company starts at $8000. Pricing for PDPA Compliance usually depends on several factors, including the Scope of Audit, Business Applications, Technology Platforms, Number of Locations, and other additional services.
The PDPA Compliance report is only valid for a year from the date of issue. Further, an audit should be performed annually, or at least when significant changes are introduced that may impact systems and control in an environment.