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A Comprehensive Smart Home Legal Framework In Malaysia: A Necessity

Yeon, Asmah Laili and Mahdzir, Nazli and Mohamed Yusoff, Zuryati and Md Dahlan, Nuarrual Hilal and Basarudin, Noor Ashikin (2018) A Comprehensive Smart Home Legal Framework In Malaysia: A Necessity. In: 9th Universiti Utara Malaysia International Legal Conference 2017 (ILC 2017) The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Sciences, EDC Hotels & Resorts, UUM Sintok, Kedah., 23-24 September 2017.

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Smart Home is focusing on wellbeing, security and ease with the integration of innovative technology assistance. Life is expected to be easier, simpler and more convenient with embedded system in a home through the installation of advance and complete technologies, particularly to the high-tech lovers, middle and high class families, people with frantic lifestyles, pro-technology, developers, suppliers and youth. Hence, a comprehensive Smart Home legal framework is required. This paper is intended to discuss the amendments needed to the housing development law. This article adopts socio legal research whereby statutory provision is analysed corroborated with the view of experts conducted during interview. The legal doctrinal analysis was used to analyse the statutory provisions for example Malaysia housing statutes, codes, and guidelines. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data is gathered from the interviews with 13 experts in the aspect of smart home. The experts consist of officers and professionals from various organizations both in public and private sector. The findings show that amendment and improvement to the following statutes and regulations is needed i.e. the Uniform Building By-Laws 1984, Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1966 and its Regulation, the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133), the Town and Country Planning Act 1976 (Act 176) and States’ Planning Control Rules.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISSN: 2357-1330 Organized by: School of Law, UUM College of Law Government And International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Legal Framework, Smart Home, Smart Housing, Smart Technology.
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: School of Law
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2018 04:16
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 03:32

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