Data Protection in Indonesia

    View Authors September 2018

    Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Informatics is in the process of enacting a more specific data protection law that may lead to a paradigm shift in data privacy in Indonesia.

    The current legal framework that protects personal data in Indonesia uses a broad-brush approach without going into specific guidelines.

    On December 1, 2016, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics issued a regulation specifically aimed at protection of personal data contained in an electronic system, yet to be made into law by the Parliament (Regulation 20 of 2016, referred to as “Draft Law”).