More talks needed to ensure e…

More talks needed to ensure effective data protection

The Jakarta Post | 2020-07-31 18:11

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...

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