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Monday, 17 November 2008

Forum : Identity Theft in Cyber Space

In April 2008, the New Straits Times focus on this issue of Identity Theft in Cyber Space. 
http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Sunday/LearningCurve/20080419163016/Article/index_html

IN UK, there is even a dedicated website for this
http://www.identity-theft.org.uk/what-is-identity-theft.asp

IN US there are laws specifically dealing with this.
http://www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/privacy/idt-statutes.htm

A case on point is the case of Edward Anderton an American Ivy League graduate who was sentenced to a 4 year jail term for stealing identities and living a lavish live at other people's expense, of course. See link:-
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,451944,00.html

The Information Technology Law Committee of KL Bar views this problem to be a serious one. The upcoming Forum this Thursday is a platform to discuss this issue. The Forum will host 3 great speakers, and we hope as many people as possible will attend. Entrance is Free.

We hope you would come attend the Forum. The relevant info for the Forum is as follows:-

Date: 20.11.2008 
Time: 3.00pm 
Venue: Bar Council Auditorium
1st Floor, No 13 - 17, Leboh Pasar Besar, Kuala Lumpur. 

Speakers: 
1. Deepak Pillai - Advocate & Solcitor 
2. Prof. Abu Bakar Munir – Professor in Law from University of Malaya 
3. Shamsul Jafni Salleh - former Director of Security, Trust and Governance Department of Malaysian Communication And Multimedia Commission (MCMC) 

Admission: FREE 

For registration information, please contact Masni at the KL Bar Secretariat at 03- 26933585 or masni@klbar.org.my. Also please visit the Malaysian Bar or KL Bar Website for more information.


Thanks

richard wee

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