The Jakarta Post
Defense officials from ASEAN and European Union member states exchanged ideas about the advancement of security systems for electronic transactions amid the rising popularity of e-commerce and recent digital attacks.
Francisco Fontàn, the EU Ambassador to ASEAN, said on Monday that e-commerce’s potential around the world was huge.
In Southeast Asia, for instance, it could potentially reach US$800 million, Fontàn said quoting data released by ASEAN’s deputy secretary-general for politics and security, Hoang Anh Tuan, at the three-day seminar on security and defense in Jakarta.
“But, of course, ASEAN and the EU cannot have e-commerce without e-safety. So, I think ASEAN, which is very much focused on the progress in economic development, is aware that it will not gain the full benefit of e-commerce without concentrating on e-security,” Fontàn said.