No issue of leakage, sale of personal data by AirAsia - JPDP

By TIN Media | Airlines Published 1 week ago on 17 October 2020
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KUALA LUMPUR :

The Department of Personal Data Protection (JPDP) reported that there is no problem with the leakage and sale of AirAsia Bhd Group personal data.

JPDP confirmed today in a statement that Air Asia received a statement on a media report alleging the selling of personal data of airline customers to an American company. 

“There is no issue of leakage and sale of personal data and JPDP is satisfied with the explanation given by AirAsia regarding the issue,” the statement said.

JPDP also stressed that the selling of personal data is an offense under Section 130 of the Personal Data Protection Law which, upon conviction, provides for a maximum penalty of RM500,000 and for up to three years in prison or both.

AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes was previously quoted in the press as saying that a US firm is willing to provide the firm with a loan of up to 1 billion dollars (RM4.14) for consumer data that has been gathered in its sector over the years.

AirAsia customers were worried about the security of their personal details.


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