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Technology and the deterioration of right to privacy

Wan Mohd Nor, Murni and Mohd. Asraf, Ratnawati (2011) Technology and the deterioration of right to privacy. International Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, 7 (2). pp. 37-54. ISSN 1823-6243

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Abstract

The infringement of privacy is a rising phenomenon, which is only accelerated as technology advances. This article provides a critical review on the concept of right to privacy, the cases involving deterioration of privacy due to technology and the legal position in reference to its violation. It has become evident that at present, Malaysia's response to such infringements and violations is far from satisfactory and leaves much to be desired. This article argues that Malaysian law, with regard to privacy protection, is below the acceptable standard. This is in contrast to many developed, democratic countries such as the United States, which have placed more emphasis in developing their privacy laws and policies. It is hoped that this article can highlight the lacunae in the Malaysian privacy law and put to the fore the consequences that will ensue as a result of the law's failure in safeguarding privacy. It concludes by emphasising the need to legislate better laws to adequately address the magnitude of problems concerning the derogation of privacy and providing suggestions as to the steps need to be taken in order to ensure that the right to privacy is protected and upheld.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 792/6145
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology, privacy, right, violation, law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ratnawati Mohd Asraf
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2011 10:38
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 12:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/6145

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