R. Loheswar reports:
Continued breaches exposing Malaysians’ private information at government agencies meant the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) should be amended to finally make these accountable, said legal experts.
In its current form, the PDPA only covers commercial entities and transactions, exempting both the federal and state governments from its rules and principles, including those requiring data users to properly secure personal information provided to them.
This exemption has stood out more with each new data breach involving government agencies and departments, especially amid the worsening threat of online scams in the country.
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