Lawmakers in Indonesia’s parliament overwhelmingly approved the data protection bill, which authorises the president to form an oversight body to fine data handlers for breaching rules. Photo: AFP
Lawmakers in Indonesia’s parliament overwhelmingly approved the data protection bill, which authorises the president to form an oversight body to fine data handlers for breaching rules. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Indonesia passes long-awaited data protection bill after string of leaks, including of Jokowi’s vaccine records

  • The bill’s passage came after a series of alleged breaches, including of a contact-tracing app that revealed President Joko Widodo’s vaccine records
  • The legislation stipulates that individuals can be jailed for up to six years for falsifying data, or up to five years for gathering data illegally

Lawmakers in Indonesia’s parliament overwhelmingly approved the data protection bill, which authorises the president to form an oversight body to fine data handlers for breaching rules. Photo: AFP
Lawmakers in Indonesia’s parliament overwhelmingly approved the data protection bill, which authorises the president to form an oversight body to fine data handlers for breaching rules. Photo: AFP
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