DPR to Pass Personal Data Protection Bill Today

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe House of Representatives (DPR) is expected to pass the Personal Data Protection Bill today, September 20, 2022.

“The Chamber (Bamus) steering committee meetings and the leaders have decided to present the bill to the plenary assembly tomorrow for ratification as law,” House Speaker Puan Maharani said. , in Jakarta on Monday, September 19, 2022.

She pinpointed the hope that the new regulation will protect every citizen from all forms of misuse of personal data. “The ratification of the bill will be an important step for Indonesia in protecting the personal data of its citizens from all forms of crime in today’s digital age,” the PDIP politician said.

The final draft law which has been under debate since 2016 includes 371 problem inventory lists (DIM) and produces 16 chapters and 76 articles. The number of articles has increased by 4 compared to the initial government proposal at the end of 2019.

“Thus, there will be no more tears caused by online loans they didn’t request or doxxing that cause public unease,” Puan said.

She also hopes the government will pass the bill soon so that its spin-off rules, including the creation of a watchdog agency to protect people’s personal data, can be quickly implemented.

“Through the law, the state will guarantee people’s right to the security of their personal data,” said Puan Maharani. She also thanked the government for its cooperation in drafting the Personal Data Protection Bill with the DPR.


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