Tag: Personal Data Protection Act 2010

  • BFM Podcast: Popek Popek: Do You Protect Your Personal Data?

    An article on Vox looks at how dating apps are mining users’ data. We look at what measures people should be taking to protect their personal data, as online privacy becomes increasingly elusive. Produced by: Loo Juosie, Syamin Azhar Presented by: Kelvin Yee, Kam Raslan

  • Don’t misuse private info in Covid-19 apps, Putrajaya urged

    I was quoted by FreeMalaysiaToday regarding the collection of data by the Government through from people using official mobile application aimed at efforts to curb Covid-19. I said- A lawyer specialising in privacy laws has urged the government to regulate the collection of data from people using official apps for mobile phones aimed at efforts […]

  • Public Consultation Paper No 01/2020 – Review of Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (Act 709) [14 – 28 February 2020]

    Personal Data Protection Commissioner has issued the above consultation paper on 14 February 2020 to obtain feedback on the proposed amendments to the Personal Data Protection Act 2010. Notably, the Commissioner is intending to introduce a data breach notification requirement, civil action against data user, right of data user to make first direct marketing call […]

  • Malindo Air’s Data Breach

    I was asked to comment on Malindo Air’s latest data breach incident by South China Morning Post, Malaysian Reserves and Global Data Review. Malindo Air, a subsidiary of low-cost airline Lion Air, has suffered a massive data breach, resulting in the information of millions of passengers – including passport details, home addresses and phone numbers […]

  • Pay just RM150 for details of 200,000 people, RM350 for 10 million

    I was interviewed by Free Malaysia Today on the issue of the unlawful sale of personal data in Malaysia which is an offence under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (PDPA), in particular, s. 130 of the PDPA. A lawyer told FMT that the sale of personal data is not surprising. Foong Cheng Leong, who […]


    Facebook has launched an app that collects extra data from users in exchange for a monthly payment. We consider if that makes for a fair exchange. Produced by: Julian Yap Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Kelvin Yee Your browser does not support native audio, but you can download this MP3 to listen on your device.

  • E-hailing firms must protect data

    I was interviewed by The Star and Free Malaysia Today on an e-hailing firm’s new user requirement to submit “selfie” for verification purposes. In The Star’s article titled “E-hailing firms must protect data“, it was reported- “Weak enforcement of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) has made it vital for e-commerce firms and e-hailing providers […]

  • Bread & Kaya: 2018 Malaysia Cyber-Law And IT Cases – Cyber-Defamation

    By Foong Cheng Leong April 26, 2019 In cyber-defamation cases, the High Court has granted damages between RM50K to RM100K Court assumes that you have published something if it originates from your email, Facebook, etc IN THIS second, of a four-part series, I will talk about the rise of cyber-defamation. The number of cyber-related tort cases filed […]


    Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications and Multimedia will consider reviewing the 9 year old Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) at the “Impact of EU-GDPR in Malaysia and Non-EU Countries”conference. The act was formulated back in 2010 and since, there has been a lot of development in the area of privacy and data protection. We […]

  • ‘Hunt’ for critics of monarchy: So what does the law say about ‘doxing’?

    I was interviewed by the Malay Mail regarding the issue of “doxing”. “Doxing” or “doxxing”, in my opinion, is the act of harvesting and publication of personal information of a person on the Internet often with the intention to, among others, annoy, harass, humiliate, insult, threaten, intimidate, or punish the identified individual. Such personal information […]