What are Indonesia’s Data Protection laws ?
As of to date there is no general law on data protection in Indonesia. However, there are certain regulations that indirectly deal with data privacy. Currently, the Law on Electronic Information and Transactions is the main reference for personal data protection in Indonesia.
Other laws concerning the data privacy are the Provisions of Electronic Systems and Transactions and of Communication & Informatics Regulation regarding the Protection of Personal Data in an Electronic System. In addition, there are also a series of regulations containing certain provisions relating to data protection, such as the Telecommunications Law, the Public Information Law, the Capital Markets Law.
However, for a number of years, a new draft Bill on the Protection of Private Personal Data is being discussed but to this date it has not been issued. Although the exact date remains uncertain and the Bill is still to be considered, if passed, this will become Indonesia’s first comprehensive law to specifically deal with the issue of data privacy.
This solution will provide your organisation guidance on how to gain and maintain compliance with the Indonesian data protection laws.