Indonesia’s DP Bill lacks a DPA, despite GDPR similarities

Graham Greenleaf and Andin Aditya Rahman of Assegaf Hamzah & Partners, Indonesia, analyse the Bill’s provisions.

Indonesia’s long-awaited comprehensive draft Law on the Protection of Personal Data (“the Bill”) has been submitted by President Joko Widodo to the Chairperson of the Indonesian House of Representatives. Minister of Communication and Information, Johnny G. Plate announced the submission on 28 January 2020 and was summoned by the House to elaborate on the Bill in a formal meeting at the end of February, after which he stated that he expected the Bill will be the first legislation to be enacted by the House this year. Indonesian experts now expect delays as a result of the COvID-19 pandemic. An earlier version of a Bill had been released by the government in April 2019 (“2019 Bill”), with significant differences from this Bill.

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