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Government raises demands to Facebook Indonesia

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 19, 2018   /   08:16 pm
Government raises demands to Facebook Indonesia A lit sign is seen at the entrance to Facebook's corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California, March 21. Facebook said on March 28 that it would overhaul its privacy settings tools. (AFP/Josh Edelson)

In response to an alleged data breach by social media giant Facebook, the Communications and Information Ministry has expressed its demands to the company’s local representative.

“Today [Thursday] we sent a letter to Facebook Indonesia to demand an explanation regarding the improperly shared data of Facebook users in Indonesia,” the ministry’s spokesman, Noor Iza, said as quoted by kompas.com in Jakarta on Thursday.

The government demanded that Facebook clarify the alleged misuse of data and explain measures it was taking to secure data on the site. It was also requested that audit results and data of Indonesian users impacted by the alleged data breach be handed over to the government.  

Facebook has been asked to fulfill the demands by April 28.  

Indonesian users accounted for 1 million of the 87 million Facebook users reportedly affected by the alleged data breach. The House of Representatives and National Police have questioned Facebook over the matter. (foy/ebf)