Personal Data Protection Act 2010 Helps to Reduce SMS Spams

Nov 30, 2013 (Sat): The implementation of Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (Act 709) on Nov 15 requires data users to register with Personal Data Protection Department by Fed 15, 2014, the Star reports. The annual fee is RM100 for sole proprietors, RM200 for partnership businesses, RM300 for private companies and RM400 for public companies.

According to Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahamd Shabery Cheek, those failing to register within the stipulated period and continuing to reveal personal data could face a fine of up to RM500,000 or three years’ jail, or both. He added that about 25,000 institutions from 11 sectors will be affected. The affected sectors are communication service providers, banking and financial institutions, insurance, health, tourism and hospitality, transportation, education, direct selling, services, real estate and utilities.

Author: Terry KS

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