The Personal Data Protection Act has been enacted to regulate the processing of personal data in commercial transactions, with consent and security two of the act’s main principles. J. Shamesh reports.
The PDPA was enacted to regulate the processing of personal data in commercial transactions. These include any transactions that are commercial in nature and it does not matter whether the transaction is contractual or not. However, companies or corporations registered under the Credit Reporting Agencies Act 2010 are excluded from the PDPA.
Protection of privacy has been a global concern due to the rapid growth of information and communications technology.
US president Barack Obama, in his election campaign, said:
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