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V. International governance issues

International Obligations Pertaining to Privacy

Malaysia has participated in the APEC's Electronic Commerce Steering Group's Data Privacy Subgroup since 2003. This subgroup developed the APEC Privacy Framework that named nine privacy principles including the prevention of harm, notice, collection limitation, uses of personal information, choice, integrity of personal information, security safeguards, access and correction, and accountability. APEC adopted the Privacy Framework in 2004, and it was subsequently endorsed by member countries.

Malaysia acceded to the UN Convention on the Suppression of Financing of Terrorism in May 2007. Malaysia is not a signatory of the Convention on Cybercrime.