INTRODUCTION

The Department of Personal Data Protection (JPDP) is an agency under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM). This Department was established in May 16, 2011 after the Parliament passed the Personal Data Protection Bill 2009.

The main responsibility of this Department is to enforce and regulate PDPA in Malaysia. PDPA focuses on the processing of personal data in commercial transactions and avoid of misuse of personal data.

In enforcing in the PDPA, this Department has been mandated to register all classes of Data Users under Order of Minister. This Department is headed by Director General cum Commissioner, assisted by a Deputy Director General. Meanwhile, there are three main divisions in the Department namely the Registration and Operation Division, Monitoring Division and Legal Division.