Article and photos contributed by Sarah Yong Li Hsien, Officer, Bar Council Ad Hoc Committee on Personal Data Protection
On 23 Mar 2015, the Personal Data Protection Department (“PDPD”) of the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia held a simple ceremony for the presentation of official appointment letters to data user forums. The Co–Chairperson of the Bar Council Ad Hoc Committee on Personal Data Protection, Suaran Singh, on behalf of the Bar Council, received the letter of appointment as the data user forum for legal services, from the Director General of PDPD, Mazmalek b Mohamad.
The Sabah Law Association and Advocates’ Association of Sarawak were jointly appointed as data user forums with the Bar Council. As a result of the appointments, all three Bar Associations will produce a common code of conduct for legal services pursuant to section 23 of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.