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Nation 12 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Personal Data Protection Act to come into force Jan 1

KUALA LUMPUR: The Personal Data Protection Act, aimed at preventing the abuse of citizens' personal data for commercial purposes, will come into force on Jan 1, said Deputy Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Joseph Salang.

Nation 13 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Your personal data is safe

KUALA LUMPUR: The Personal Data Protection Act, aimed at preventing abuse of personal data for commercial purposes, will come into force on Jan 1.

Nation 08 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Data mining an ad-ded distraction to students at school

KUALA LUMPUR: There is growing concern that students using the Internet in class may be influenced by online advertisements received through a digital marketing strategy known as data mining.

World 11 Jun 2013 | 8:59 PM

Cyber-snooping backlash builds in Berlin before Obama's JFK trip

BERLIN (Reuters) - German outrage over a secret U.S. Internet spying programme is building before a visit by Barack Obama next week, with senior members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's government demanding a full explanation from the president when he lands in Berlin.

World 20 Jun 2013 | 12:16 AM

EU Parliament in push to limit U.S. data access

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers want to forbid the United States from accessing European citizens' data without the approval of a judge or equivalent authority, a response to the revelations about the Prism spy programme.

World 06 Jul 2013 | 7:11 AM

EU threatens to suspend data-sharing with U.S. over spy reports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is threatening to suspend two agreements granting the United States access to European financial and travel data unless Washington shows it is respecting EU rules on data privacy, EU officials said on Friday.

World 17 Jul 2013 | 1:50 AM

Eclectic group sues U.S. government over phone data surveillance

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A diverse collection of groups, including a gun manufacturer and marijuana legalization advocates, sued the U.S. government on Tuesday, alleging that the National Security Agency conducts unlawful dragnet surveillance of telephone calls.

World 30 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM

U.S. plans reports on secret court orders to telecom providers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. intelligence community has pledged to disclose more data about government surveillance programs by reporting annually how many secret court orders are issued to telecommunications companies under certain legal rules.

Nation 01 Oct 2013 | 4:01 PM

Aircraft hacking on HITB conference agenda this Oct 16

PETALING JAYA: Imagine seizing an airplane's controls in mid-flight or faking the positions of ships out on the open sea. Sounds like an elaborate movie plot, right? Not to those coming for the 11th Hack In The Box Security Conference in Kuala Lumpur in mid-October.

World 24 Oct 2013 | 5:45 PM

Germany, France to unite in anger over U.S. spying accusations

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German and French accusations that the United States has run spying operations in their countries, including possibly bugging Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone, are likely to dominate an EU leaders' meeting starting on Thursday.