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Mongolia • No. 02/2022 • March 2022
On 17 December 2021, the Parliament of Mongolia passed the Law on Personal Data Protection (the “PDPL”) effective from 1 May 2022. The PDPL, once effective, will establish broader and more stringent regulatory regimes surrounding personal data in Mongolia, compared to its preceding law the Law on Personal Secrecy (1995).
The PDPL is intended to regulate together with the Cybersecurity law (2021), Public Information Transparency Law (2021), and Electronic Signature Law (2021) (each effective from 1 May 2022) and create a comprehensive framework governing cybersecurity and data privacy protection in Mongolia. We highlight the key aspects of the PDPL and its impact on businesses.
The PDPL applies to all individuals, legal entities and organizations without legal status (representative offices and permanent establishments) collecting, processing, using and protecting personal data in Mongolia.
Scope of personal information and definitions
Data use, Data collecting, Data processing
Data subject’s rights
Data controller’s obligations
Notification and reporting requirements
Further actions to be taken
Tax and Legal Services Partner, PwC Mongolia
Director, Tax and Legal services, PwC Mongolia
Tel: +976 70009089