"Development of a digital economy ecosystem requires consistency in addressing some issues, one of which is to ensure the security and privacy of data, including ensuring the security of digital tech usage among people," Deputy of Digital Economy, Manpower, and MSMEs at the ministry Mohammad Rudy Salahuddin stated at the CIPS DigiWeek here on Monday.
Salahuddin cited the World Economic Forum's 2022 Global Cybersecurity Outlook data that shows the contribution of data traffic in the global economy had reached US$2.8 trillion and was forecast to reach US$11 trillion by 2025.
On the global scale, in one minute, there are records of 197 million emails, 69 million WhatsApp messages, 500 hours of uploaded YouTube contents, and US$1.6 million sent and spent for online purchases, he stated. With such massive data traffic, oftentimes there are reports of data leak cases in Indonesia, he added.
Salahuddin cited data from cybersecurity company Surfshark, which shows that Indonesia is ranked third globally in terms of the number of cases of data leaks.
According to the 2022 National Cybersecurity Landscape Report by the National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN), Indonesia faces five threats in cyberspace: data leak, ransomware, phishing, advanced persistent threat, and web defacement.
"Hence, since the digital aspect is one important element in maintaining all of our socio-economic activities, it becomes an important concern for everyone, including the government," he remarked.
Salahuddin drew attention to some regulations issued by the government in a bid to offer a legal basis on personal data protection, such as in Law Number 19 of 2016 on electronic transaction and information, which is an amendment to Law Number 11 of 2008.
The law stipulates that personal data protection is part of the rights to privacy, so the use of personal data must have the owner's consent, he noted.
Moreover, the government issued Governmental Regulation Number 82 of 2022 on vital information infrastructure protection that aims to protect all systems in digital infrastructures, Salahuddin pointed out.
Moreover, Law Number 27 of 2022 on Personal Data Protection serves as primary regulation in data security and protection in the national digital ecosystem, he revealed.
"This Personal Data Protection Law is expected to address several issues and support the security of data traffic in the digital ecosystem," he added.
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Translator: Bayu Saputra, Mecca Yumna
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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