Sage's Take On the Effect of GDPR Deadline

Key Take-Aways:
  • On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the EU and around the world, regulating how businesses should handle personal data.
  • The regulation will affect businesses of all sizes including those in Malaysia, due to its extra-territorial reach affecting companies here that have business in the EU or have customers that are EU residents.
  • In Asia, many businesses think that the GDPR will not directly affect them, and are not ready for the regulation
  • According to EY, only 10% of companies in neighbouring Singapore have a GDPR compliance plan in place, far below the global average of 33%. This figure could be even lower for Malaysia.
  • More recently in 2017, companies in the hotel and education sector, as well as an employment agency have been fined up to RM 20,000 for breach of the PDPA.
  • Aside from day-to-day activities, the GDPR also makes it a business imperative for all organisations to demonstrate compliance with its data processing principles. In some cases, companies may need to formally appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) before carrying out any large-scale processing of personal data.
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