Facebook May violate Indonesia's Data Protection Regulation: Minister

Ellavie Ichlasa Amalia    •    05 April 2018 17:54 WIB
tech industry (en)
Facebook May violate Indonesia's Data Protection Regulation: Minister
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Jakarta: The Indonesian Communication and Information Ministry has revealed internet giant Facebook may face a Rp12 billion fine for violating the ministerial decree on personal data protection as well as electronic and information transactions law.

"Any misusage of data can be considered as a violation of the ministerial decree on personal data protection or electronic information and transactions law. The perpetrator may be given an administrative sanction, 12 year jail term or Rp12 billion fine," Indonesian Communication and Information Minister Rudiantara  told Medcom.id on Thursday. 

"The ministry has contacted Facebook since the emergence of the Cambridge Analytica case. I myself called Facebook around ten days ago," he said.

Facebook recently revealed the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. It also mentioned that about one million of them are Indonesia-based.

The ministry will coordinate with other government agencies to investigate the case. It may cooperate with police to prepare the legal process.


(WAH)