Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of Communication and Informatics Budi Arie Setiadi intends to channel his focus on completing three priority regulations in order to realize optimal digital transformation until the end of his term of office in 2024.

"With the remaining 15 months of service remaining, I am pushing to finalize several of these priority regulations," the minister noted at an event in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Setiadi remarked that the regulations range from those related to the implementation of 5G network connectivity, ratification of the Publisher's Rights regulation, to the establishment of an institution for Personal Data Protection.

Firstly, in terms of preparing 5G network implementation policies, the ministry will focus on providing support in the form of improving policies, including neutral technology, spectrum transfer or spectrum exchange, spectrum refarming, spectrum leasing, spectrum pooling, and class-licensed spectrum sharing, he elaborated.

Meanwhile, for the second priority, Setiadi said his side would finalize regulations related to the media industry, namely Publisher Rights in 2024.

In order to realize a health media industry in a digital era, the ministry will take several steps, such as ensuring cooperation between digital platform companies and press companies in distributing and utilizing news as well as ensuring a balanced relationship between digital platform companies and press companies to create quality journalism and form a committee.

The committee will be responsible for bridging and overseeing the implementation of Publisher's Rights regulations and will report its performance to the Ministry of Communication and Informatics.

"This is an effort to create a fair playing field in order to support a healthy media ecosystem in the midst of a digital ecosystem," Setiadi remarked.

Moreover, he is committed to accelerating the preparation of institutions to oversee the implementation of the Personal Data Protection Law (PDP Law).

The preparation of this institution will later be regulated in a Presidential Regulation concerning the Supervisory Agency for Personal Data Protection, for which the draft has now been accepted by the State Secretariat.

In addition, the ministry is preparing a draft of the Government Regulation related to the PDP Law that covers the rights and obligations of data processors, the basis for processing, international cooperation, technical provisions for processing personal data, and sanctions for negligence in data processing, the minister remarked.

With a spirit of collaboration, Setiadi believes his side along with related elements will be able to achieve the target and support the vision of expediting national digital transformation.

"Digital transformation must be promoted collaboratively to generate inclusive, empowering, and sustainable benefits," he stated.

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