An Amendment to the Evidence Act has recently been passed through parliament. Curious to know more?
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In conjunction with Data Privacy Day on 28 Jan 2011, we held a public forum to raise awareness of the increasing threat to privacy with regard to personal information, and the lack of protection in Malaysia although Parliament recently passed the Data Protection Act. Funnily enough, the day after the forum, reportedly 1.5 million Malaysians received a surprise text message or e-greeting from the prime minister, underscoring one of the conclusions in our forum – how the collusion between business and State undermines the power of the individual to protect their data.
No, it’s not about whether Anwar Ibrahim was really guilty of sodomy, or that Singaporean officials think the Altantuya murder continues to haunt our prime minister’s tenure. The really relevant issues raised by WikiLeaks that needed to be discussed are media freedom, freedom of speech, access to information, privacy and security, all of which CIJ’s forum sought to address, especially in the Malaysian context. Documented here – in both condensed and full reports – FYI.