Month: April 2021

  • Making MySejahtera compulsory raises privacy, connectivity concerns, say experts

    I was asked by FreeMalaysiaToday to comment on Malaysian Government’s plan to make MySejahtera, a contact tracing mobile application, compulsory in tracing people’s movements. The Malaysian Government has said it is considering making the use of the MySejahtera mandatory and doing away with the manual registration of personal data when people access public places. Meanwhile, […]

  • BFM Podcast: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

    Talks on music rights and royalties have been a prevalent and controversial topic especially between artists and record labels. How can musicians protect their craft and work and be more empowered on the subject? To get a basic understanding on the issue, we speak to Foong Cheng Leong, Co-chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of […]

  • Advisable for management bodies of high-rise residences to abide by act

    I was asked by The Star to comment on whether the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA) binds management bodies of high-rises from disclosing details about residents who contracted Covid-19. I said- Bar Council Intellectual Property Committee co-chairperson Foong Cheng Leong said it was unclear if management bodies were involved in the processing of personal […]

  • Experts take dim view of Covid-19 ‘vaccine passport’ for Malaysians

    I was asked by The Malay Mail to comment on the privacy aspect of a “vaccination passport”, a document (whether electronic or not) showing that a person had been vaccinated. I said- According to privacy lawyer Foong Cheng Leong, there could be privacy concerns with such a passport, depending on what data is collected and […]