Right to Privacy and Malaysian Practice: A Step Further in Recognising another Aspect of Human Rights

Authors

  • Normawati Hashim Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Abd Shukor Mohd Yunus Doctor of Law Candidate, Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2570

Abstract

Privacy is an individual right that is fundamental to protect the dignity of a person, especially in the technological era. Currently, privacy is not part of human right under the Malaysian Federal Constitution. Conversely, European Union, South Africa, Hong Kong, and India were advance in the recognition. This is qualitative research analysing the need to move forward in recognising privacy as part of human right with reference to the practice of the European Union, South Africa, Hong Kong, and India. The outcome of the study is proposing a legal framework recognising privacy as a basic human right in Malaysia

Keywords: privacy; human rights; fundamental liberties; external intrusion

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2570

Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Hashim, N. ., & Mohd Yunus , A. S. . (2020). Right to Privacy and Malaysian Practice: A Step Further in Recognising another Aspect of Human Rights. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI3), 289-295. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2570