MySejahtera data is secure, sole property of govt, says Khairy

KUALA LUMPUR: All data obtained through the MySejahtera app is owned by the government and is secure, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said data is uploaded to a cloud server network on a daily basis and can only be accessed for MySejahtera purposes as well as support applications specifically related to the Covid-19 pandemic only.

"All data and information obtained through MySejahtera is the property of the government and its security and confidentiality are guaranteed.

"I hope people will continue to use the MySejahtera app without hesitation.

"The confidentiality of public data is guaranteed and the ministry will always ensure that this aspect is not compromised," said Khairy in the Dewan Negara on Thursday (March 31).

Khairy said before the government launched the MySejahtera app on April 20, the National Security Council, on behalf of the government, entered into a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with KPISoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd with terms agreed upon by both parties.

He said that the government ownership aspect was one of the key terms in the NDA.

"The usage and management of MySejahtera's data is subject to the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988, Medicine Act 1971 as well as international standards," said Khairy.

He added that KPISoft is only in charge of managing the application and does not own the data.

Khairy said that data transactions are uploaded to a cloud server network that is not based overseas, but at the AIMS Data Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

“The data can only be accessed for MySejahtera’s usage, as well as support applications that are related to the Covid-19 pandemic only,” said Khairy.

He added that data is automatically erased from the system after 90 days.

"The system will delete the data after 90 days. It will carry out a “hard delete” which means that data deleted cannot be retrieved," he said.

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