Public should not worry about Padu, data regulated under existing laws, says Syed Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should not be concerned about data collected under the Central Database Hub (Padu) as it is regulated by several existing laws.

Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) chairman Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh (pic) said the Omnibus Bill would also be tabled by the government, and it would be able to prevent any abuse by irresponsible parties.

"So there won’t be a situation where the data will be misused (in) scams and such. To me, it cannot happen easily now, as there are laws that regulate such matters.

"The Omnibus Bill will also manage our data there will be more security control over these data," he said as a guest on Malaysia Petang Ini entitled 'Digital Transformation 2024: Launching of Padu' broadcast by Bernama TV on Monday (Jan 1).

He added that legal action would be taken under the related Acts against any party misusing the data.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is scheduled to launch Padu on Tuesday (Jan 2). The database will be the country’s main secure and comprehensive, nearly-real-time database, which would allow more accurate analytic data to be produced and the drafting of data-driven policies and decision making process, and the targeted implementation of policies to balance the country’s fiscal position. - Bernama

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