New, complex cases emerged in our courts, and Parliament enacted new laws to combat ‘negativities’ created by social media.
Cyberpolicy and cybercriminology expert AJ Surin on why the Nur Fitri child porn case in the United Kingdom is a red flag for Malaysia’s ‘no Internet censorship’ policy; and what other questions need to be asked.
A major announcement was made last week in Parliament that would have probably slipped the notice of most Malaysians, but which may have dire repercussions for freedom of expression on the Internet, writes A. Asohan.
Data is a business asset, like money, IP, stock, property or employees; and in dealing with any of these assets, there are legal rights, obligations, regulations and limits, writes Matthew Hunter.
2014 was another interesting year in cyberspace for Malaysia’s legal fraternity, with numerous charges being made against statements made online and offline, writes Foong Cheng Leong, who gives us a rundown.
The review of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commissions Act 1998 (MCMCA 1998) and the Communications and Mulitmedia Act 1998 (CMA 1998) is expected to be completed by mid-year, and will be tabled in Parliament before the end of the year, said newly-appointed MCMC chairman Dr Halim Shafie.
DNA columnist Foong Cheng Leong looks into the intricacies of tracing someone online, the rights of both victim and perpetrator, and how Section 114A applies.
The case of 'Kiki' and her abuse of 'Uncle Sim,' shown in a video that went viral last week, has Edwin Yapp wondering about the larger implications of cyberbullying and online harassment.
Netizens are riled up over the blog that posted pictures of young Malaysian girls, many of them minors, but determining which laws could be applied against the blogger in question is a challenge, writes Foong Cheng Leong.
A summary of the plethora of Malaysian cases involving the online world in 2013 The Government still needs to look at legislation to address many other issues Bread & Kaya by Foong Cheng Leong