The Impact of EU GDPR in Malaysia and Non-EU Countries

Keynote Address by YB Tuan Gobind Singh Deo (Minister of Communications and Multimedia)

18th – 19th March 2019 | Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Is Your Organisation GDPR Compliant?

What is GDPR ?

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new legislation that applies to all organisations who collect, store and process any data belonging to EU citizens. 

Who needs to comply?

The GDPR not only applies to certain EU organisations but can also apply to non-EU organisations, regardless of their location in the world.

For example, non-EU organisations that provide services to an EU organisation, or organisations that monitor EU based individuals, or target them with goods and services, would be caught. 

GDPR Conference in Malaysia

Why has it been introduced?

The GDPR was approved by the EU Parliament in April 2016 and came into effect on 25 May 2018. The main reason for the introduction of GDPR is to provide people with more control over their personal data. Its main purpose is to focus and alter the way in which businesses are acquiring, storing and managing people’s private information.

What is the risk of

For companies that still haven’t taken the hint, firms that are found to have breached or violated any part of the legislative package after initial sanctions can be fined up to €20 million (approximately RM 95.35 million) or 4% of a company’s worldwide turnover, whichever is greater.

Who MUST Attend

1. Decision-makers across the public and private sectors in:

     – Data Privacy 
     – Security
     – Protection and Risk
     – Regulatory Compliance

2. Top & Mid Level Management

3. Compliance Officers

4. Legal Advisors / Counsel

5. IT Managers

6. Export & Import Managers

How this Conference will Prepare & Safeguard Your Organisation


Make sure your organisation is GDPR Compliant


Discover how to mitigate risks to your organisation


Know your Rights & Obligations under the GDPR


Develop GDPR Policies and Procedures for your organisation


Avoid hefty Penalties and Fines 

Event Agenda

GDPR Day 1 Agenda
GDPR Day 2 Agenda


Gobind Singh

Minister of Communications and Multimedia

  • (Retired) Professor of Law, University of Malaya
  • Leading Authority on Data Protection
peggy chow

Senior Associate of Herbert Smith Freehills

Tom Reynolds photo (2)

Partner of Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Ambigah Krishnan

Legal Consultant and Data Protection Specialist

Irene Yong

Partner of Shearn Delamore & Co.

Suresh Kumar

Risk Management Consultant & Specialist

K. Pathmanathan

Master Trainer & Legal Consultant


The PDPA has only been in force for less than five years and many businesses and companies in Malaysia are still struggling to ensure compliance with the same. 

The implementation of the GDPR means that businesses and companies in Malaysia that are required to comply with the GDPR would have to conduct internal assessments in order to ensure compliance with the GDPR by 25 May 2018 or risk the imposition of fines and penalties. 

How do I prepare for compliance under the GDPR?

Join Malaysia’s 1st EU GDPR Conference

18-19 March 2019 | Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur