Address issue of privacy, cyber security expert tells Putrajaya

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia does not have to look far in its move to review the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) 2010, a cyber security expert said.

Security services firm LGMS founder CF Fong said the government needs to address the issue of privacy, which can be done even before changes are made to the PDPA.

“One thing of concern to Malaysians is the issue of privacy. We will always receive spam calls from agents and brokers. It is annoying and disturbing.

“The government can follow what Singapore has done, by setting up a centralised registry for Malaysians to register their numbers so that they will no longer receive spam calls.

“Have a centralised ‘do not call’ list. If you do not wish to receive any spam calls, register your number. Any advertiser needs to check the list first.

“This can lead to much better privacy,” he told FMT.

Fong was referring to Singapore’s Do Not Call (DNC) Registry, which allows those who do not want to receive marketing phone calls, mobile text messages such as SMS or MMS, and faxes from organisations to register.

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