MCMC will implement regulation on cloud services on January 2022 –Minister Annuar

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PUTRAJAYA OCT.15: In line with the launching of MyDIGITAL the government will implement the cloud first policy strategy whereby the dependency on the cloud services will be increased in the daily affairs of the people.

Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said, to guarantee the data safety, data privacy and data protection and the flow of users’ data in the cloud services, it is important that the cloud services should be regulated.

Annuar said, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will implement the light touch regulation on the cloud services in Malaysia.

The result was taken after MCMC considered the opinions of the local and foreign industries that they were worried on the effects of the regulations on investments in this sector including the operational costs.

“The light touch regulation will be implemented via the licensing of cloud services under the Application Services Provider Class (‘ASP (C)’ license that has been liberalised in 2012 that allows foreign shares up to 100 per cent with the registration fee of RM2, 500 per year.

“Through the light touch regulation MCMC will have the opportunity to cooperate with the service provider to produce regulating instruments such as technical code and standard operating procedure on safety and data protection based on international standard,” Annuar said in a statement here today.

The Minister added adhering to the instrument that is produced along with this is important to ensure stability and uniformity of cloud services in providing a guaranteed and trusted environment. The regulation will be implemented on 1st January 2022. –Malaysia World News


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