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Data security bill to set minimum standard

  • Mardika Parama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 26 2020   /  01:45 am

Calls are growing for digital companies to implement stronger data protection measures after a data breach that targeted Indonesian e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia in March.

Experts say that the data protection bill being deliberated at the House of Representatives should set a minimum security standard for digital companies.

“If we take a look at PP No. 71, the government did not regulate the technicalities of data protection,” IT expert Tony Seno Hartono said in an online discussion on April 20, referring to Government Regulation (PP) No. 71/2019 on the implementation of electronic systems and transactions that regulates data protection.

Tokopedia announced in early May that its database containing user information had been breached by an unidentified third party in March and that the personal information of more than 15 million users had been leaked.

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