"Following the digital era, in many aspects today, good anticipation is required to suppress negative impacts and increase growth in a number of sectors," she observed in a written statement received here on Friday.
The digital era offers many opportunities to improve performance in the economic sector, she said. For example, data from the Financial Services Authority has shown that the value of the digital economy in Indonesia has the potential to reach US$330 billion by 2030.
However, the gender-based digital divide is also appearing to be a challenge for everyone, especially rural women and the elderly, she noted.
"To take advantage of opportunities and reduce the impact of digital transformation efforts, some of the regulations which can protect the entire community must be realized immediately," she added.
Efforts to improve people's digital literacy must also be conducted massively by extensively educating them, she said.
Moerdijat further said that the opportunities offered by the digital world must be seized with the help of adequate regulatory tools.
"I compel (everyone) to collectively take up the opportunity for digital transformation while still adopting the noble values of the nation in pursuing it," she said.
In responding to various changes, including digital transformation, the next generation must stick to the national values passed down from the founding fathers, she stressed.
This is so that the opportunities and benefits from digital transformation ensure the welfare of the community as far as possible, and the character and identity of citizens are not eroded, she said.
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