One More Step, the Revision of the ITE Law is Ready to Be Ratified, Here’s the Leaks Tech – 6 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The revised draft of the ITE Law is ready to be ratified. In the Commission I working meeting with the Minister of Communication and Information and the Minister of Law and Human Rights, all factions agreed to the formulation and it could be discussed further at level II or plenary.

“Ladies and gentlemen, members of Commission I DPR RI and the government, can we agree on the bill regarding the second amendment to the ITE Law to be brought to the second level discussion in the DPR RI Rapur to be approved as law? Agree? We knock,” said Chair of Commission I DPR, Meutya Hafid, Wednesday (22/11/2023).

Several articles were revised, such as Articles 27, 27A, Article 27B, Article 28 and Article 29. Meutya also explained that the draft regulations were not only related to sanctions but also related to digital transactions.

He touched on the ITE Law which is often not used for electronic transactions as the name of the regulation suggests. However, in the end, this revision can improve the electronic transaction ecosystem.

“We almost forgot because in many ITE cases it was not used for electronic fraud. But by entering RDPU, we are also improving the digital ecosystem, especially for electronic transactions,” added Meutya.

Signing of the Draft Revision of the ITE Law (CNBC Indonesia/Novina)Photo: Signing of the Revision of the ITE Law (CNBC Indonesia/Novina)
Signing of the Draft Revision of the ITE Law (CNBC Indonesia/Novina)

On the same occasion, Minister of Communication and Information Budi Arie Setiadi explained that the second amendment to the IT Law was to ensure that Indonesia’s digital space remained clean, healthy, ethical, productive and fair.

“As stated in the Indonesian Constitution, the Government is responsible for guaranteeing freedom of expression of thought and freedom of opinion, one of which can be conveyed through communication platforms, as well as providing guarantees for personal protection, honor, dignity, the right to a sense of security, and protection from threats. “fear to do or not do something,” explained Budi.

He also admitted that since it was passed in 2008, the ITE Law has been full of problems. For example, many parties consider the ITE Law to be a regulation with rubber articles and even threaten freedom of expression.

Apart from that, the ITE Law is considered unable to provide optimal protection for Indonesian internet users. Especially for child protection in the digital realm.

“The use of digital products or services, if used appropriately, can provide great benefits for children’s growth and development. However, in various situations, children do not yet have the capacity or ability to understand the various risks or potential violations of children’s rights that may occur in their use digital products or services,” he said.

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