K-KOMM sanctioned a website from selling and buying personal data – Minister Annuar

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PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (K-KOMM) had instructed an Open-source Intelligence website to be sanctioned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to stop it from selling and buying data.

Minister of K-KOMM, Tan Sri Annuar Musa said, the ministry had made an immediate review and investigation via the Personal Data Protection Department (JPDP), Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and CyberSecurity Malaysia (CSM) on the content and the background of the related website on 12th June 2022 that appeared on Twitter.

“The action to pull down the web site was done around 6.30pm on the same day and at the same time further and integrated detailed investigations had been implemented by the National Cyber Security Agency (NACSA) JPDP, CSM, MCMC and Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM).

“JPDP with the cooperation of MCMC and CSM will continue to monitor and control the process of personal data in the commercial transaction to ensure it meets the principles under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (709 Act)” Annuar said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Annuar added, the safety of personal data belonging to the Federal Government and State Government will be safeguarded by the government related agency and NACSA.

“Both the Federal and State Governments are advised to apply seven Personal Data Protection Principles under Act 709 as a guideline or best practices to ensure the people’s personal data are protected.

“Under Section 130, Act 709, offence related to the sales of personal data is liable to a fine not more than RM500, 000 or jail not more than three years or both,” Annuar said. –Malaysia World News

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