KUALA LUMPUR: There will be key changes to Malaysia’s Internet laws this year.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak said: “Initially, the amendments were supposed to be tabled a year ago. ”However, with other legislation being reviewed and new laws to be introduced, particularly in the area of cyber security, the amendments to the CMA 1998 were put on hold so that everything could be approached collectively.”
He was referring to the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998, which had been reviewed over the past 18 months.
He added that the proposed amendments would be tabled soon once the review of other relevant laws were completed.
Among the platforms that were relooked were payment systems, identity verification, cloud services and big data analytics.
“The review also takes into account the need to improve security and build greater trust in existing networks as more transactions will attract more risks,” Salleh said in his blog today. -FMT