Doctors ask to be exempted from Data Protection Act PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is urging the Government to exempt doctors from having to be registered as ‘data users’ under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA). MMA president Datuk Dr NKS Tharmaseelan said they had written a letter dated Feb 10 to the Prime Minister and another letter dated Feb 12 to the Commissioner of Personal Data Protection requesting that doctors be exempted from the exercise since they were already governed by the Medical Act. "The (Medical) Act provides for patients' data to be protected and the Malaysian Medical Council could act against them for violating patient confiden
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is urging the Government to exempt doctors from having to be registered as ‘data users’ under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA). MMA president Datuk Dr NKS Tharmaseelan said they had written a letter dated Feb 10 to the Prime Minister and another letter dated Feb 12 to th
In this article exclusively written for MLTIC, Mr. Indran Shanmuganathan, a partner with Shearn Delamore & Co, briefly examines the long anticipated Personal Data Protection Act 2010 that came into force on 15 November 2013.
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