PETALING JAYA: Selangor menteri besar Amirudin Shari has denied allegations of a data breach or misuse of data in the registration for the state’s free insurance scheme known as Insan.
Responding to claims on social media that people’s names were automatically registered without their consent, Amirudin said the state government worked with the Election Commission to pre-register Selangor residents based on the electoral roll.
“In fact, this is public data that we obtained to use for pre-registration,” he said in a Berita Harian report.
He said the insurance policy will only be underwritten after the person agrees and uploads a selfie and a photo of their identity card.
“Only then will the policy be fully activated.
“It’s just pre-registration. Those who are not interested do not need to activate their account,” he said at a press conference.
He said he would direct the insurer to provide a detailed explanation on the pre-registration process.
Amirudin also said the state government would “tighten controls” if there is any breach of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012.
Bernama reported that the scheme, with RM60 billion in cover value, provides insurance coverage of up to RM10,000 in the event of total permanent disability or death caused by an accident.