PEOPLE NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT PERSONAL DATA LEAK IN E-CENSUS SYSTEM

MUHAMMAD EKMAL HAKIM ABDULLAH

KANGAR, Nov 22 (Bernama) -- The people need not worry about personal data leak in the e-Census system developed by the Department of Statistics Malaysia as all provided information is securely protected.

Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the information was important for the implementation of government policy in various fields so that it could be enjoyed by the people.

"If cooperation is not given, how will the government implement new policies?. We also want to know the population of the country," he told reporters after attending the Implementation Committee Meeting of the Population and Housing Census 2020 chaired by Perlis secretary Azman Mohd Yusof here today. 

e-Census is an online service for completing Questionnaire Forms in the Population and Housing Census 2020.

Mohd Uzir said the census will be carried out starting July 7 next year.

-- BERNAMA