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Head of Data Users’ Affairs Department of Personal Data Protection Malaysia

Dr Cheryl Barr Kumarakulasinghe


r Cheryl Barr Kumarakulasinghe is the Head of Data Users’ Affairs at the  Department of Personal Data Protection Malaysia. She holds a PhD on  Humanities from the Department of Science and Technology Studies,  University of Malaya and an MSc in Management of Science, Technology  and Innovation from the University of Manchester. Her experience in the  public sector spanning 20 years includes public policy, administration and  security. Her research interests include public policy, governance and  personal data protection. Her publications include:  

Cheryl B-K, Ng B-K and Wong C-Y (2021) Governing the progress of  internet-of-things: Ambivalence in the quest of technology exploitation and  user rights protection. Technology in Society 64: 101463. 

Cheryl, B.-K.; Ng, B.-K. (2022) Protecting the Unprotected Consumer  Data in Internet of Things: Current Scenario of Data Governance in  Malaysia. Sustainability 2022, 14, 9893.