Tag: malaysia privacy law

  • How much information can be revealed with your IC number?

    I was asked by Malaysiakini to comment on the availability of a person’s identity card number to other members of the public, particularly, by the Government to the members of the members of the public. Open data convenient for public to access In Malaysia, it is not difficult to obtain another person’s IC number as […]


    I was interviewed by BFM Radio to talk about invasion of privacy in Malaysia and the podcast was published on 27 April 2016. Your browser does not support native audio, but you can download this MP3 to listen on your device. On March 21th, a six-person jury awarded Hulk Hogan, the stage name of retired […]

  • Personal Money: Keeping it Personal

    I was featured in the February issue of Personal Money regarding the Personal Data Protection Act 2010. Scanned copy of the article can be seen below. (Click on image for larger view)

  • Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act to come into force Jan 1

    The Star Newspaper reported that the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010 will be in force on 1 January 2013. However, at the time of publication of this blogpost, the date of enforcement has not been gazetted in the Government Gazette. It’s alarming that the Deputy Minister has taken the view that consent to process […]

  • BFM Podcast: Msia I Can Series: The Right To Your Privacy

    This is my podcast from my live radio interview on

  • Personal data still open to abuse

    By SHAHANAAZ HABIB shaz@thestar.com.my The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) offers some semblance of information privacy but it will not address other important aspects like non-commercial use of data or territorial or bodily privacy. DATA protection law expert Prof Abu Bakar Munir waved a list that contained 600 names, identity card numbers, addresses, phone numbers […]

  • What happened to Teoh Beng Hock’s Right to Privacy?

    First published on LoyarBurok This is perhaps one of the many issues raised in the Teoh Beng Hock Royal Commission Report (“TBHRCI”) that did not receive wide attention. I have read a few commentaries on TBHRCI but I did not see anyone raising the issue of privacy in the interrogation of Mr Teoh Beng Hock […]

  • Lew Cher Phow @ Lew Cha Paw & Ors v Pua Yong Yong & Anor

    First published on 10 March 2010 (Johor Bahru High Court Suit No. MT4-22-510-2007) In this case, the Plaintiffs and the Defendants were neighbours. The High Court had dismissed an application by the Plaintiffs who applied for an order for interlocutory injunction to restrain the Defendants from installing any CCTV cameras at the Defendants’ house which […]