As of 14 April 2020, almost two million COVID-19 cases have been reported across the world. Officially recognised by the World Health Organization as a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’ on 30 January 2020 and a ‘pandemic’ on 11 March 2020, the ongoing pandemic represents one of the most (if not the most) challenging health crisis of the decade.
Apart from being a threat to livelihood, the pandemic also threatens an individual’s right to privacy, more specifically, an individual’s right to his / her health information. In this article, we set out some guidance on navigating exposure to potential risks that might arise from processing sensitive personal data in Malaysia.
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