14 Nov Indonesia’s Data Center Firms Urge for Change in Data Sovereignty Laws
Indonesia’s digital infrastructure operators are reportedly expressing their opposition to the government’s plan to revise the Implementation of Electronic Transactions and Systems law from 2012.
The revision would require electronic system providers to store strategic data within the country. However, it is said that there were no details as to what would fall under this category. The proposal will also require providers to build their own data centers in Indonesia, which the government hopes would attract new investment.
However, local data center operators said that the move can jeopardize data security and be detrimental to local businesses. They also said that changes to data localization policies should be have an in-depth, thorough and transparent evaluation of the effectiveness of the implementation of existing regulations, including aspects of enforcement.
Source: Data Economy