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The state of e-government security in Malaysia : reassessing the legal and regulatory framework on the threat of information theft

Zulhuda, Sonny (2012) The state of e-government security in Malaysia : reassessing the legal and regulatory framework on the threat of information theft. In: 1st Taibah University International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (ICCIT 2012), 12-14 March 2012, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

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Abstract

Electronic government is the way ahead for Malaysia, embracing the advances of new technologies while targeting more efficiency in delivering its services to the citizens. However, there have been many challenges and threats that stand in the way before achieving e-government advantages to the fullest. Among those threats is the problem of information theft, which is an illegal acquisition of information assets in a myriad of modes and methods. This emergence of information theft is an obvious threat to the sustainability and resilience of Malaysian electronic government. It is contended here that in order to succeed in the e-government initiatives, authorities would need to relook at the legal and regulatory framework they currently have at their disposal. Laws need to be reassessed and repositioned to enable its enforceability in the digital environment especially in the context of e-government security. If this aspect fails to be examined and improved, the e-government initiative is likely destined to fail too.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6473/27226
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-government, information security, data theft, law and regulation, cyberlaw
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.6 Management information systems
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Sonny Zulhuda
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 09:17
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2013 14:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27226

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