Indonesia clarifies data localization, right to be forgotten

Andin Aditya Rahman of Assegaf Hamzah & Partners assesses the changes made recently to the legislative framework in Indonesia.

Nearing the end of the previous term of President Joko Widodo’s Indonesian government, in October 2019, the government issued Government Regulation No. 71 of 2019 on Organization of Electronic Systems and Transactions (GR 71/2019), which repeals and replaces Government Regulation No. 82 of 2012 on the same matter (GR 82/2012). As had been anticipated, GR 71/2019 was issued to change provisions previously under GR 82/2012 to conform to the latest amendment to Law No. 11 of 2008 on Electronic Information and Transactions under Law No. 19 of 2016 (EIT Law). Government Regulations are the second-highest form of Indonesian legislation, after Laws made by the legislature.

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