AKTA PERLINDUNGAN DATA PERIBADI BERKUAT KUASA 15 NOV, KATA AHMAD SHABERY

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PUTRAJAYA, 26 Nov (Bernama) -- Kementerian Komunikasi dan Multimedia (KKMM)

hari ini mengumumkan 15 Nov lalu sebagai tarikh penguatkuasaan Akta Perlindungan

Data Peribadi 2010 (Akta 709), diperkenalkan khusus bagi mencegah penyalahgunaan

data peribadi orang awam untuk tujuan komersial.

Selaras dengan penguatkuasaan akta itu, semua pihak yang dikategorikan

sebagai pengguna data di bawah Perintah Golongan Pengguna Data kini diberi

tempoh sehingga 15 Feb tahun depan untuk mendaftar dengan Jabatan Perlindungan

Data Peribadi Malaysia (JPDPM), dan menjadi kesalahan bagi mereka mendedahkan

data peribadi kepada pihak ketiga tanpa persetujuan pemilik.

Menteri Komunikasi dan Multimedia Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek yang

membuat pengumuman itu berkata akta diluluskan pada April 2010 itu merupakan

sebahagian matlamat dasar ke-10 Akta Komunikasi dan Multimedia 1998, iaitu bagi

menjamin keselamatan maklumat serta kebolehpercayaan dan keutuhan rangkaian

dalam perlindungan data di Malaysia.

Beliau berkata Malaysia merupakan negara pertama di kalangan negara anggota

Asean yang menguatkuasakan akta seumpama itu, sekali gus menjadikan objektif

transformasi Malaysia ke arah menjadi sebuah negara maju dalam dunia Hab Dunia

ICT, bakal menjadi kenyataan.

"Melindungi maklumat data peribadi adalah suatu tanggungjawab sosial yang

besar kerana Industri Besar Data (Big Data) di Malaysia sedang berkembang pesat,

dan ia turut merangkumi soal data-data peribadi serta maklumat penting sesebuah

organisasi," katanya dalam sidang media di KKMM di sini.

-- LAGI

SHABERY-PERLINDUNGAN DATA 2 (AKHIR) PUTRAJAYA

Ahmad Shabery menganggarkan ketika ini terdapat kira-kira 25,000 institusi

dalam negara yang dikategorikan sebagai pengguna data yang perlu mendaftar

dengan JPDPM dan mematuhi akta itu.

Menjawab satu soalan mengenai keseriusan masalah berkaitan pembocoran

maklumat data peribadi, katanya beliau difahamkan setiap bulan pihak 'Cyber

Security' menerima antara 800 hingga 1,000 aduan berhubung maklumat peribadi

individu yang disalurkan kepada pihak tidak sepatutnya.

Ahmad Shabery seterusnya mengumumkan pelantikan Ketua Pengarah JPDPM, Abu

Hassan Ismail sebagai Pesuruhjaya Perlindungan Data Peribadi yang pertama, yang

akan bertindak memastikan kelancaran pelaksanaan akta itu.

Sementara itu, JPDPM dalam siaran medianya mentakrifkan pengguna data

sebagai pihak yang memproses apa-apa data peribadi atau mempunyai kawalan

terhadap data berkenaan, atau membenarkan pemprosesan apa-apa data peribadi.

Ia turut menyenaraikan 11 sektor sebagai klasifikasi Golongan Pengguna Data,

yang merangkumi sektor komunikasi, perbankan serta institusi kewangan, insurans,

kesihatan, pelancongan serta hospitaliti, pengangkutan, pendidikan, jualan

langsung, perkhidmatan, hartanah dan utiliti.

Ia turut menyenaraikan pelbagai kesalahan serta penalti di bawah akta

berkenaan, termasuk hukuman denda tidak melebihi RM500,000 atau penjara tidak

lebih tiga tahun bagi kesalahan memproses data peribadi tanpa perakuan

pendaftaran atau selepas pendaftaran dibatalkan, serta denda tidak lebih

RM200,000 atau penjara tidak lebih dua tahun atau kedua-duanya bagi kesalahan

tidak mematuhi notis penguatkuasaan atau kehendak Pesuruhjaya.

-- BERNAMA

AZH AZH RHM

11/26/2013 16-13ST

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