Bloomberg Law
Sept. 13, 2022, 2:21 AM

Indonesia Set to Pass New Data Privacy Law After Spate of Leaks

Norman Harsono
Faris Mokhtar
Faris Mokhtar
Bloomberg News

Data operators could face up to five years in jail and a maximum fine of 5 billion rupiah ($337,000) for leaking or misusing private information, according to Indonesia’s new data privacy bill set to be passed by parliament this week.

Institutions may collect personal information for a specific purpose but must erase the record once that purpose has been met, according to a copy of the draft law obtained by Bloomberg. Relevant parties have two years to comply with the rules once it becomes law.

Indonesia is under pressure to pass the law to improve its cyber security as breaches ...

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