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“No Data Leaks In JPN, Don’t Speculate On The Issue” Claims Home Minister

“No Data Leaks In JPN, Don’t Speculate On The Issue” Claims Home Minister

Hamzah Zainuddin says that around 100 agencies have access to the MyIdentity database.

Azizul Rahman Ismail

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There were no data leaks from the National Registration Department (JPN), said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin. 

He added that an internal investigation had been conducted and concluded that no data leaks were discovered.

He said this at a press conference in Bukit Aman today (29 September) reported The Star.

So far 104 agencies are permitted to use the MyIdentity data but the ones who really used it are about 100.

We will reduce the number of agencies from time to time by introducing certain benchmarks and requirements that they have to meet.

We will start from now on briefing all users of the data on what they are supposed to do.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin

He also advised the public not to speculate and let the police conduct its investigation, hinting that the investigation is still ongoing. 

He also did not deny the validity of the data being sold. 

Yesterday we reported that data allegedly from myIDENTITY was put on sale online. It is said to contain 31.8GB of personal information of Malaysians born between 1979 and 1998.

READ MORE: JPN Data Of 4 Million Malaysians, Aged 23 To 42, For Sale Online

Today we reported that the same seller has put up another set of allegedly leaked data, this time of more than 1.4 million Malaysian companies.             
READ MORE: More Data Leaks, This Time It’s SSM’s, For Sale Online


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