Brunei to launch new law to protect personal data

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-22 23:50:54|Editor: huaxia

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Brunei's Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) is working on a new law to protect individuals' personal data, which will apply to the private sector in the sultanate, covering both commercial and non-commercial organizations.

According to the Borneo Bulletin daily on Saturday, AITI as the Interim Data Office is mulling over the new data protection law, which is designed to help businesses ensure that personal data is secure and properly protected.

AITI is looking into global best practices and conducting consultations to ensure that implementation is tailored to the local context, the report said.

The law will clarify the obligations of businesses with respect to the collection, use, disclosure or other processing of individuals' personal data, the rights of individuals in relation to the processing of their personal data, and various matters relating to the administration and enforcement of the law. Enditem