New Licensing Rules by Indonesia’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology
Indonesia has become the home of a myriad of tech and e-commerce enterprises. With more than 190 million netizens it is one of the biggest digital nodes in the Asia Pacific region along with China and India. Though tech companies continue to set up data centers and grow their digital presence in the country, Indonesia has yet to join the list of states from Brazil to China and India that have built a legal framework for protecting personal data. Designed on the example of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), such data protection rules are aimed to protect citizens from privacy and data breaches. What the Regulation Is About While a data protection law may not be issued, there is a set of regulations that touch upon data protection issues. These issues are subject to government intervention in order to protect citizens and maintain discipline on the web.