The main intention of this research is to examine the legal protection of database. For that reason, the relevant laws are investigated with the aim of identifying the strengths and weaknesses in them as well as to propose the appropriate legal protection. The pertinent laws on this issue are divided into two types of protection, i.e., intellectual property legal regime and other possible legal protection. The former comprises copyright law and ‘sui generis’ database right. The latter analyzes other established laws that are applicable to safeguard the interest of database producer. Those laws are common law actionable torts, contract law and Islamic legal principles. The conclusion of this thesis proposes on the appropriate ways of remedying the weaknesses in the statutory provisions and examines the possibilities of invoking other relevant laws in protecting database in Malaysia.