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Jakarta Post

Privacy bill: Risky for business, protection for consumers

  • Norman Harsono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 7, 2019   /  08:30 pm
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The Communications and Information Ministry’s (Kominfo) director general for applications and informatics Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan.(Courtesy of Kominfo/-)

Your phone number, where you live, what you tell your friends, how you feel, your daily commute, where and what you spend your money on. All of these data are in the system, but do you have power to control them? The spirit of the government-proposed personal data protection bill is to give citizens control over their data “like it’s their property” despite being stored and processed by various organizations in Indonesia, the Communications and Information Ministry (Kominfo) director general in charge of drafting the bill, Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, told The Jakarta Post. The bill will affect how data is managed for a wide range of stakeholders, from the big tech companies, banks and other financial institutions, to micro, small and medium enterprises operating on e-commerce platforms, as well as individual consumers. “It is impossible for our data ...