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Legal redress for identity theft in Malaysia : hope or hype?

Zulhuda, Sonny (2012) Legal redress for identity theft in Malaysia : hope or hype? In: International Conference on Public Policy and Social Sciences, 15-16 December 2012, Avillion Legacy Hotel, Melaka, Malaysia.

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Identity theft is described as unlawful acquisitions of personal data that belongs to other individuals. It provides ammunition for further action such as credit cards forgery or impersonated bank accounts that are used as a platform for further crimes. Though identity theft incidents increase from time to time, they hardly end up in prosecution. This situation has been largely credited to the absence of the specific law on identity theft. Against this background, the enactment of Personal Data Protection Act 2010 triggers huge interests. The law, which seeks to regulate the processing, storing and use of personal data of individuals in commercial activities, is now expected to fill the gap on identity theft issues. This paper analyzes to what extent this hope can be realised, by assessing the relevant provisions in the Act.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Identity theft, PDP Act 2010, personal data protection, privacy law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Sonny Zulhuda
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2013 07:29
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 02:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28146

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