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Jakarta Post

End impunity for data leaks

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, September 20 2019   /  01:05 am

The use of online platforms by individuals and enterprises is increasing rapidly in Indonesia, a country where around 40 percent of the population owns smartphones and which is en route to becoming Southeast Asia’s largest digital economy. Vast amounts of personal and corporate data and digital behavior have been pulled by online platforms for various uses, and, in some cases, misuses. Unfortunately, protection against data misuse remains particularly weak in Indonesia, which has yet to create a strong legal umbrella for data protection and cybersecurity.Tens of millions of Lion Air Group customers affected by a leak of passport details that hit headlines this week is just one of many breaches of user data — one too many. Enterprises that manage consumers’ data, from airlines to financial service providers and from transportation companies to social media, must have greater account...