Censorship looms with new cyber policy – Tue, 25 May 2021
Dio Suhenda and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano (The Jakarta Post)
Tue, May 25, 2021
Local and foreign digital service providers have been given a six-month grace period to register with the government, as required by recent regulations that give the state the power to censor digital content.
Ministerial Regulation No. 5/2020 on Communications and Information, signed by Minister Johnny G. Plate in November last year, allows the ministry to remove content banned on digital platforms belonging to the public, to individuals or private companies, known as digital service providers (PSEs).
The provision applies to a wide range of domestic and foreign digital platforms, including social media sites, search engines, financial technology platforms and data processing sites whose services are accessible. in Indonesia.
The initial deadline for registering the policy was Monday, when the powers provided for in the regulations were to come …
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