Indonesian government looks to protect consumer data online

A recent article on Jakarta Post states that Communication and Information of Indonesia is looking to create a “ministerial decree” to help protect consumer data online.

The new doctrine will allow the ministry to monitor the “data sent outside of the country by content providers or application makers” to ensure the data is not “misused”, the article quoted Communication and Information Minister Rudiantara saying. The ministry is also said to be crafting out a customer privacy bill.

Last year the Indonesia government also released a draft on the regulation of the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Systems .This is the first comprehensive data protection law in Indonesia.