Data protection bill threatens firms with ‘exorbitant’ fines

Planned regulations aimed at strengthening data protection in Indonesia pose a significant threat to companies found to be noncompliant. The private data protection (PDP) bill, which is currently awaiting its final approval at the House of Representatives, stipulates fines of up
to 2 percent of annual revenue for organizations guilty of exposing private information.

“I need to remind data controllers and processors to enforce proper encrypted security that
can withstand cyberattacks, remembering that, if any violation happens, the fines will be
quite high for corporations. They are exorbitant,” Communications and Information Minister
Johnny G. Plate said on Wednesday.

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