Personal Data and Security Requirements in Indonesia

DR & SPT

By Denny Rahmansyah and Saprita Tahir

An electronic system provider (ESP) in Indonesia must maintain the correctness, validity, confidentiality, accuracy, relevance and compatibility with the purpose of the acquisition, collection, processing, analysis, retention, display, publication, transmission, dissemination and destruction of personal data. Additionally, an ESP must also carry out certification of its electronic system to ensure it is in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.

An ESP must have a data center and disaster recovery center for public services that are used to protect personal data, which must be located within the jurisdiction of the Republic of Indonesia. This data center is a physical facility for the electronic system and its related components for the purpose of the placement, storage and processing of data. The disaster recovery center must be used to recover data or information and important functions of the electronic system that are interrupted or damaged due to any natural disasters.

Notification of Personal Data Security Breach

In the event of failure to protect the confidentiality of the personal data stored in the related ESP’s electronic system, the ESP must provide a notification to the data subject with the reason or cause of the failure to protect the confidentiality of the personal data. The notification may be sent electronically if the data subject has given approval for such electronic notification during the acquisition and collection of their personal data. The ESP must ensure that the notification has been received by the data subject if the data breach has the potential to cause loss to the relevant data subject. The written notification must be sent to the data subject no later than 14 days after the identification of the breach.

In addition, although it is not a requirement, every data subject and ESP can file a complaint to the Minister of Communication and Informatics if no notification of the data breach is given, or a loss has occurred to the data subject or ESP as a result of the failure to protect personal data. This is intended as an effort to resolve a dispute by deliberation or through other alternative resolution efforts.

You can read more about data protection in Indonesia here.

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