Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, July 20, 2016

The PDPC will be holding the annual Personal Data Protection Seminar to give participants insight into the opportunities and challenges of personal data protection.
The PDPC will be holding the annual Personal Data Protection Seminar to give participants insight into the opportunities and challenges of personal data protection.PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, July 20, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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PDPC to hold seminar on personal data protection

The Personal Data Protection Commission will be holding the annual Personal Data Protection Seminar today (July 20).

The event will give participants insight into the opportunities and challenges of personal data protection and a platform to share best practices. The theme of this year’s seminar is “Bridging Innovation and Trust”.

The Personal Data Protection Act has various rules governing the collection, use, disclosure and care of personal data. It recognises the rights of individuals to protect their personal data, including rights of access and correction, and the needs of organisations to collect, use or disclose personal data for legitimate and reasonable purposes. - IRENE THAM

Masagos Zulkifli to speak at Conference of Corporate Governance and Responsibility


Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli will give a speech at the opening session of the Conference of Corporate Governance and Responsibility: Theory Meets Practice. PHOTO: AFP

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli will give a speech today (July 20) at the opening session of the two-day Conference of Corporate Governance and Responsibility: Theory Meets Practice.

The meeting will see the release of findings on two major studies – Sustainability Reporting in Asean and Business Integrity in Asean.

Britain's May to meet German, French leaders


Mrs Theresa May will visit Berlin for talks with German counterpart Angela Merkel, on Britain’s preparations to leave the EU. PHOTO: AFP

Mrs Theresa May will visit Berlin on Wednesday (July 20) in her first foreign visit as Britain’s new Prime Minister for talks with her German counterpart Angela Merkel, on Britain’s preparations to leave the European Union.

The Prime Minister will then head to Paris tomorrow for similar talks with French President Francois Hollande, and for discussions on counter-terrorism cooperation following the Nice truck attack.

Malaysia's annual inflation rate for June expected at 1.8 per cent



A woman shops in a wet market in Kuala Lumpur, on Feb 18, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Malaysia’s annual inflation rate in June is expected to have cooled for a fourth consecutive month to 1.8 per cent, as oil prices remained weak, economists have predicted, as the nation prepares to release data today (July 20).

Low transport costs kept inflation in check despite higher prices of food during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, economists said.

In May, the consumer price index rose 2 per cent from a year earlier, slightly down from the previous month’s pace of 2.1 per cent. Annual inflation hit a seven-year peak of 4.2 per cent in February, but has since moderated as the effects of a six per cent Goods and Services Tax implemented in April 2015 fade.

Malaysia’s central bank last week cut its projection for 2016 inflation to 2-3 per cent from 2.5-3.5 per cent.