Is the government using PADU – the Central Database Hub – to collect and monitor all of your personal data, including your banking information?!
Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : PADU Lets The Government Monitor All Your Data!
People are sharing this message on WhatsApp and social media platforms, which claims or suggests that the new PADU Central Database Hub allows the government to collect and monitor all of your personal data, including your banking information!
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Truth : PADU Does Not Let Government Monitor All Your Data
This appears to be yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp, and social media platforms, and here are the reasons why…
Fact #1 : PADU Combines Existing Data
Malaysia introduced the PADU Central Database Hub – on Tuesday, 2 January 2024. Developed in just 7 months, PADU is designed to give the government a better way to distribute subsidies, and make other policy decisions going forward.
PADU accomplishes this by combining data from over 400 government agencies, and related organisations, into one central database, hence its name – Pangkalan Data Utama (PADU), or Central Database Hub in English.
The data that PADU stores was always there, just split up into databases owned and managed by different government agencies, and related organisations. All that PADU does is consolidate data from all those different sources into a central database.
Fact #2 : You Are Not Required To Register For PADU
The Malaysian government does not actually require you to register to access PADU. Registering for a PADU account is not mandatory.
In fact, the government has set a deadline limiting public access to PADU. Those who register for a PADU account can check, update, and add information, until 31 March 2024.
Whether you register your account or not, PADU already has your data. The data remains in PADU, even if you refuse to register for an account.
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Fact #3 : PADU Has No Access To Banking Data
While PADU is designed to determine whether you qualify for subsidies and other government assistance, there are limits to what the PADU can collect.
Claims that PADU will give the government access to all of your “bank transactions” and data, including “bank loans, credit cards, business registration and accounts”, etc. are false.
That’s because the PADU Central Database Hub is forbidden from collecting banking data by the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA).
Fact #4 : PADU Has No Access To Your SIM Card
Just to be clear – PADU has no access to your SIM card. It only has your mobile phone number.
For more information about the PADU Central Database Hub, please read our FAQ.
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