Public feedback invited on proposed cyberlaw
22nd November 2001

PETALING JAYA: The Energy Communications and Multimedia Ministry is inviting public scrutiny and feedback of the draft for the proposed Data Protection and Privacy Bill which would be presented to Parliament next April.

The Ministry especially wants feedback from the private sector likely to be affected by the new law and the professionals who will have to deal with it.

It is organising a series of seminars and workshops on the draft bill with Jagat Technology Sdn Bhd.

"The Data Protection and Privacy Bill proposes to provide companies and individuals legal recourse if, for instance, their personal and corporate information is divulged to third parties by a service provider, or if they are constantly harassed by spam, and so on," said Jagat chief executive officer Abdul Aziz Adenan.

Summaries of the proposed cyberlaw and related issues can be found at

The first seminar, to be held Nov 28-29 at the Menara in Kuala Lumpur, will look at privacy and data protection in the telecommunications sector, and "transborder data flows."

Jagat and the ministry plan at least two more seminars and workshops, tentatively slated for the end of January and in March.

More such seminars and events may be held depending on the comments, suggestions and recommendations received.

The seminars however will cost RM870 per participant. They can register at the website above or call Jagat at (603) 8941-7093.