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Jakarta Post

More talks needed to ensure effective data protection

  • Alya Nurbaiti


Jakarta   /   Sat, August 1 2020   /  01:00 am
Dedy Permadi, PhD, special advisor to the Minister of Communications and Informatics for digital policy and human resource development speeches in Jak Post Up Close Webinar titled Personal data protection and the rise of digital platforms in Jakarta on Thursday, July 30. 2020. There also Carmela Acevedo, Google senior software engineer, Shinto Nugroho, Gojek chief of public policy and government relations, Wahyudi Djafar, ELSAM research director as speakers and hosted by Marguerite Afra Sapiie, The Jakarta Post editor. JP/Wienda Parwitasari (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

Both the Indonesian government and digital platform companies such as Gojek and Google have agreed that more dialogue between the public and private sectors is needed to ensure that the personal data protection bill, which is currently under deliberation at the House of Representatives, is passed into a comprehensive, effective and enforceable law.   Decacorn Gojek chief of public policy and government relations Shinto Nugroho said such discussion was important as, in addition to protecting citizen's data, the rule was expected to provide stimulus instead of being an impediment to start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).   “Data protection law will have a pivotal role in the growth of the country’s digital economy, let’s not make the law another burden for MSMEs. This can only be achieved by communicating and coordinating with...