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Jakarta Post

Data protection matters more than location: Observers

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 18, 2019   /  01:02 pm
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A fintech app on a smartphone on display during the 2019 Indonesia Fintech Forum.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

For Rula Savira, 22, the terms and conditions she has to read prior to using an app are just too complicated, and even look Greek to her. The public university student understands the risks for her data that come with using the apps – the information she shares can be used for promotions and her activities on the apps can be analyzed by artificial intelligence to predict her future behavior and interests for advertisements. However, she believes the need for apps outweighs the risks. “I have never read the terms and conditions of [online] applications despite my knowledge that the platform may be using it for their interests," said Rula, who has fallen victim to a cybersecurity breach. “Just last year, I used my credit card for shopping on an international website but the day after I realized my credit card was being used in Sydney [Australia] for Uber tra...