The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) are investigating a report claiming that the personal data of 200,000 organ donors data leak.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak was quoted by state news agency Bernama saying he viewed the report seriously.
“PDPC took cognisance and take seriously the incident of a data breach involving the personal data of 200,000 organ donors as reported on the internet forum, Lowyat.net,” PDPC said in a statement.
“We are monitoring the situation and it is being investigated under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (Act 709),” it added.
Meanwhile, Salleh had urged for those involved in processing personal data or managing database system to maintain their integrity and efficiency to ensure that their data security system would not leak or suffer abuse.
“Further information on the leak will be provided by the PDPC once the investigations are completed.
“Any quarters found involved will face legal action,” Salleh said in a statement.
Lowyat.net had reported about the alleged data breach yesterday.
In its report, the author said the leak contained relationship details, listings of a donor’s MyKad details, contact numbers, home addresses, organs to be donated as well as information of their next-of-kin.
The online forum claimed the leaked files were updated up to August 31, 2016, saying the information contained sign-up data from government hospitals, and from National Transplant Resource Centres across the country.MMO