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  • 1. THE MALAYSIAN CYBERLAWS 03032007 Prepared by : Norhasimah Mohamed – Head of Information & Communication Technology Panel, SMK Sungai Pusu, Gombak 2007
  • 2. The Malaysian CyberLaws
    • Digital Signature act 1997
    • Computer Crimes Act 1997
    • Telemedicine Act 1997
    • Communications and multimedia Act 1998
    • Copyright (Amendment) Act 1997
  • 3. 1. Digital Signature Act 1997
    • Is a secures electronic communications especially on the internet.
    • Is an identity verification standard that uses 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.
  • 4. Cont… Digital Signature Act 1997
    • Why the Act exist:
    • Transactions conducted via the internet are increasing. As identities in cyberspace can be falsified and messages tampered with, there is a need for the purchaser and the seller to ascertain each other’s identify and the integrity of the messages, thereby removing doubt and the possibility of fraud when conducting transactions online.
    • What the Act is about?
    • - Provides for the regulation of the public
  • 5. 2. Computer Crimes Act 1997
    • gives protection against the misuses of computers and computer criminal activities such as unauthorised use of programmes, illegal transmission of data or messages over computers and 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.
  • 6. 3. Telemedicine Act 1997
    • ensures that only qualified medical practitioners can practice telemedicine and that their patient's rights and interests are protected.
    • provides the future development and delivery of healthcare in Malaysia.
  • 7. 4. Communications and Multimedia Act 1998
    • ensures that information is secure , the network is reliable and the service is affordable all over Malaysia.
    • ensures high level of user's confidence in the information and communication technology industry.