Publication Details

Sarabdeen, J. & Ishak, M, E-health Data Privacy: How far is it protected?, Communications of the IBIMA, 1, 2008, 110-117.


The ICT advancement in the e-health industry paved the way for diagnosis, analysis and treatment conveniently good for the consumers and the relevant industry players. Consequently, consumer concern over the health information, its collection, use and storage has been on the increase seeking ways to protect them all. Legislative measures adopted in the US, the UK and Australia are seen to be ensuring adequate protection for the health information as Malaysia steps forward in the right direction. Research analysis of this study results in pros and cons of the available legal measures and mechanism with recommendations for a better legislative future for the privacy regime in Malaysia.