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Jakarta Post

‘Right to be forgotten’ to be upheld: Government

  • Moses Ompusunggu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 2 2016   /  08:14 am

The government says the “right to be forgotten” clause in the new Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law will be upheld, although critics say the country lacks the legal infrastructure to enforce it.

All internet content providers, ranging from search giant Google to online news outlets, must comply with the provision, a top government official said Tuesday, adding that those who refused to comply would face sanctions.

Henri Subiakto, an expert staff member at the Communications and Information Ministry and the representative of the government in deliberations on the 2016 ITE Law, said details regarding the possible sanctions would be included in a government regulation.

“We have to force [content providers] to comply with the law. If they neglect a court order to delist unwanted online stories, they have to be punished,” Henry told The Jakarta P...