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Cyber Law

  1. 1. KEMENTERIAN PELAJARAN MALAYSIA Self Access Learning Module ICT Literacy for Secondary School ProgrammeNETWORKS AND THE INTERNET Cyber Law PUSAT PERKEMBANGAN KURIKULUM KEMENTERIAN PELAJARAN MALAYSIA
  2. 2. ICTL for Secondary School - Networks and The Internet Module MODULE 4 Cyber LawCurriculum Development Centre Ministry of Education Malaysia 2
  3. 3. ICTL for Secondary School - Networks and The Internet Module1. Name of Module : Cyber Law2. Learning Outcomes : The students should be able to: a. describe the need for cyber law3. Knowledge and Skills : a. Internet. b. various forms of communication on the internet.4. Module Summary : At the end of the module, the student is able to a. describe the need to understand cyber law.This module contains two activities: Activity : Discussion on the reasons needed for cyber law. 3
  4. 4. ICTL for Secondary School - Networks and The Internet ModuleActivity : Discussion On Reasons For The Need Of Cyber LawWhat is Cyber Law? Cyber law refers to any laws relating to protecting the Internet and other online communication technologies.The Cyber Law Acts In Malaysia The Malaysian Government has already passed several cyber laws to control and reduce Internet abuse. These cyber laws include: • Digital Signature Act 1997 • Computer Crimes Act 1997 • Telemedicine Act 1997 • Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 Beside these cyber laws, there are three other cyber laws being drafted. • Private Data Protection Bill • Electronic Government Activities Bill • Electronic Transactions BillDigital Signature Act 1997 Digital Signature is an identity verification standard that uses encryption techniques to protect against e-mail forgery. The encrypted code consists of the user’s name and a hash of all the parts of the message. By attaching the digital signature, one can ensure that nobody can eavesdrop, intercept or temper with transmitted data.Computer Crimes Act 1997 Gives protection against the misuse of computers and computer criminal activities such as unauthorised use of programmes, illegal transmission of data or messages over computers, hacking and cracking of computer systems and networks. Users can protect their rights to privacy and build trust in the computer system. The government can have control at a certain level over cyberspace to reduce cyber crime activities. 4
  5. 5. ICTL for Secondary School - Networks and The Internet ModuleTelemedicine Act 1997 The Telemedicine Act 1997 ensures that only qualified medical practitioners can practice telemedicine and that their patients rights and interests are protected. This act provides future development and delivery of healthcare in Malaysia.Communications And Multimedia Act 1998 The implementation of Communication and Telecommunication Act 1998 ensures that information is secure, the network is reliable and affordable all over Malaysia.Needs for Cyber Law Integrity and Security Security of of Information Government Data CYBER LAW Legal Status of Online Intellectual Property Transactions Rights Privacy and Confidentially of InformationExamples of Cyber abuse on the users • sending a computer virus via e-mail • hacking into your school’s database to change your examination results. • selling pirated software in a night market 5
  6. 6. ICTL for Secondary School - Networks and The Internet ModuleWorksheet :Write a short essay on the need of cyber law 6
  7. 7. ICTL for Secondary School - Networks and The Internet ModuleReferenceCashman, S. (2006) Discovering Computers 2006. USA : Thomson Course Technology.Ibrahim Ahmad, Mohd Hafiz et al (2007) Information and Communication Technology (ICT)Based on SPM Syllabus. Selangor: Venton Publishing (M) Sdn Bhd.CD courseware ICT, Pusat Perkembangan Kurikulum. KPMhttp://www.wikipedia.orghttp://images.search.yahoo.comhttp://www.google.com.my 7

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