“PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION (PDP) ACT 2010 PRACTICAL HR COMPLIANCE” FOR HR SECTOR:“ “KEEPING PERSONAL DATA SECURE AND SUSTAINABLE IN A LEGALLY-COMPLIANT WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT”
12 February 2014, PWTC Kuala Lumpur
More personally identifiable information (PII) is being captured in the commercial activities across sectors and industries. The workplace today has become a battleground for protecting employees’ valuable personal data that includes their personal records, financial status, medical information as well as the professional data relating to their jobs. As a result, it is not too much to find that managing human resource data has now become a critical success factor both internally and externally: internally, because an effective and sustainable personal data management supports the works of everyone in the organization who relies on those data. Externally, because personal data has now become a crucial issue closely linked with managing trust and competitiveness while trying to grab the best human capital in the industry. In this context, a Human Resource (HR) manager plays a central role to ensure that personal data of the employees and anyone around them would remain as assets and not turn out as liabilities for the commercial organizations.
For Malaysian employers, dealing with personal data of their employees, customers as well as their service providers has transformed from largely a business and operational issue to a legal and compliance concern. With the enforcement of the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Act 2010 (Act 709), the operational landscape for human resource management has tremendously changed. The Act tasks the employers with a series of obligations relating to the collection, use, disclosure and retention of the personal data in their control, including data of employees, job applicants, former workers, outsourced service providers, vendors and customers. Employers now have until mid of February to prepare themselves to ensure compliance of the PDP Act.
Attend this workshop and get exposed to possible solutions to all those questions and more. Attendees will discuss the major components of Personal Data Protection Act: PDP principles and their implementation, duties and challenges in managing human resources in the workplace, as well as rights of data subjects (actual and former employees, job applicants, third party service providers, etc.) concerning personal information.