Mrs Nanci Laura Sitinjak, Ministry of Communications and Informatics of Indonesia

Why this topic?

 Personal data protection is paramount to increase consumers’ trust in digital trade.  ASEAN countries and Indonesia in particular, are encouraging the acceleration of regulations relating to data protection and its implementation to provide safeguards and guarantees to digital trade users.

Data protection in electronic systems includes the protection of the acquisition, collection, processing, analysis, storage, display, announcement, transmission, dissemination, erasure of personal data and the right to be forgotten.

In Indonesia, the right to be forgotten has begun to be implemented from 2016. Yet a key question remains as to whether the right to erase “irrelevant” information is the same as the right to be forgotten.