KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 — Putrajaya has sufficient tools in place for the public to verify if they are victims of data breaches, Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Jailani Johari said today.
He said the public can always refer to government agencies like the Personal Data Protection Department (PDPD) if they think their private information had been leaked.
“I would like to gladly stress that under the ministry, we have an agency called the Personal Data Protection Department, which highlights the guidelines for the data subject, that is the data user themselves and another, the service provider,” he told reporters after opening the World Access And Interconnect Forum 2017 here.
The deputy minister was asked if the government would set up an official portal to help Malaysians confirm if their personal information had been leaked online, similar to the sayakenahack.com verification website created by tech blogger Keith Rozario.
It was recently reported that the data of more than 46 million mobile users in Malaysia had been leaked as far back as 2014.
Apart from the PDPD, Jailani also pointed to the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) as the country’s internet regulator and news verification website Sebenarnya.my, which he felt was sufficient to address cyber security concerns.
“So there are two different roles being performed by two sets of authorities under the PDPD and the MCMC,” he said.
Jailani the PDPD also has the “Jom Ambil Peduli” campaign to address the issue.