Employee Data Privacy

Malaysia - Breach Notification

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Are there any data breach notification requirements? 


markus-spiske-303121A data breach is a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so. Local data protection regulations have required data controllers to report such breaches in certain circumstances. 

Malaysia does not require employers or other data users to notify the Department of Personal Data Protection in the event of a data breach. There are also no required notifications to individuals.


UKG's HR Compliance Assist team relies on a network of internal and external compliance experts and lawyers to provide clients with best practices and recommendations on topics such as HR document retention, employee data privacy, and HR electronic records. HR Compliance Assist also provides local compliance monitoring and alert services in select countries where UKG's customers have employees. HR Compliance Assist is a service exclusively available to UKG customers.

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