HUAWEI Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd collaborated with MyDigital Corp and the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia in organising a webinar involving panellists from various industries to raise awareness among government agencies and the public on preserving data sovereignty while using digital technology in this digital age.
“As of 2021, about 100 countries have some forms of existing data sovereignty laws. In Malaysia, the notion of data sovereignty is reflected in some of the existing legal and policy frameworks,” he said.
He added that under the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), this country has the National Policy Objectives of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998; the National Cyber Security 2006 which was introduced by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation; and also, the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.
“All the policies encompass a comprehensive cross sectoral framework to protect personal data in commercial transactions and play an important role in helping companies address data sovereignty issues, while at the same time ensuring information security, network reliability and integrity, as well as secure and resilient infrastructure,” he said during the webinar yesterday.
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