As stated by the Bar Council’s Circular No 023/2014 – Personal Data Protection Act 2010: Partnerships to Register with Commissioner by 15 Feb 2014, law firm partnerships are required to file the Form 15 (available at www.pdp.gov.my) before 15 February 2014. Lawyers practicing as sole proprietors are exempted from registration but still must comply with the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.
Specific details on the data user registration are available in the said Circular.
To assist fellow members of the Bar, the KL Bar Information Technology and Publications Committee has prepared an informal guide to complete the Form 15. This guide is based on the Malay version of the Form 15.
Column 7: Tick Partnership
Column 8 : Tick Services
Section B: Tujuan 1: Legal Services (if you have others, please insert in Tujuan 2).
Section C: Jenis Data Peribadi: Name, identity card and passport number, address, email address (please insert more if you have others).
Section D: Name of your Auditor / Accountant (please insert more if you have others).
Section E: None (unless you disclose the data to other countries)
Section F: Insert information of the person in charge of the data user registration application. It can be anyone authorised by your firm.
Upon completing the Form 15, you may file it with the Personal Data Protection Commissioner at:-
Bahagian Pendaftaran dan Operasi
Jabatan Perlindungan Data Peribadi
Aras 6, Kompleks KKMM, Lot 4G9
Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
Upon filing, you will be issued a document entitled “Kad Akuan Terima”. Payment can be made once your application is approved. All applications will be processed for registration after the 15 February 2014 deadline.
Foong Cheng Leong
KL Bar Information Technology and Publications Committee