Monday, 17 November 2008

Identity Theft in Cyber Space

Another Forum organised by the Information Technology Law Committee of KL Bar. I hope you will all attend. Identity Theft is cyber space is a serious problem.

Thanks

richard wee



Links:-

Identity Theft in the cyber world – Are you really who you are in the internet? 

The KL Bar Information Technology Committee 
presents a Forum on Identity Theft 

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

I hope you will attend.



Identity Theft in cyber space - a very serious problem
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.

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