Professor Abu Bakar Munir is an internationally renowned scholar, expert and consultant on ICT Law and data protection law. He is Professor of Law and former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya. He is also a Visiting Professor at several universities in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Europe. A published author of several books, including ‘Data Protection Law in Asia’ and ‘Personal Data Protection in Malaysia: Law and Practice’. He has widely published articles on several aspects of ICT law and data protection law. A well sought after speaker, he speaks extensively at conferences within Malaysia and around the world including those organised by universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and MIT. He is currently the consultant to a number of companies and organisations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
As the Adviser to the Government of Malaysia on data protection he was instrumental in the development as well as the passing of the Act. He was an Adviser to the Governments of Indonesia and Dubai and was responsible for drafting the personal data protection laws and other IT legislation for the Republic and Emirate. A recipient of the Malaysia Cyber Security Awards (Minister’s Award) 2010 and the Malaysia Cyber Security, (Information Security Visionary of the Year) Award 2010; his other areas of specialisation include Air and Space Law, Nanotechnology Law and Renewable Energy Law and Policy.