Privacy and Data Protection: Indonesian Legal Framework
Due to technological advancement, the utilization of internet and mobile connections in Indonesia to perceive rapid growth in recent years. A major development in particular lies within the field of e-commerce, marketplace, and digital portal applications. Extensive advancement within the abovementioned fields led to the involvement of the Indonesian government and private companies in which collecting and processing Indonesian citizens’ personal data took place. Multitude issues relating to data protection regimes arose due to such acts as Indonesian data protection legislations are considered inadequate for their overlapping and vague aspects. These issues obtained numbers of apprehension from the Indonesian government as well as experts within this field with regard to the urgency of having a sufficient data protection law. Plenty of countries have competent data protection laws that have implemented the required elements, for instance, the European Union and Singapore. Accordingly, data protection laws from those countries will play an important role in providing a perfect example for the drafting of an advanced Indonesian data protection law that is uniform and encompassed all required aspects of data protection regimes without neglecting profound deliberation relating to the pitfalls.