Indonesia and Australia will expand their cooperation in digital sector through several initiatives that have been discussed during the Indonesia-Australia Digital Forum 2018 at Fairmont Hotel in Jakarta. This forum is an initiative of President, Joko Widodo and Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. During a press conference in Jakarta on Thursday February 1st, 2018), Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Rudiantara stated that Indonesia has begun to prepare all documents in digital form with good protection.
“…The government embarks the initiative all issues, all permits or licensed issuance have to go online. Starting this year, President instructed that every permit or license applied by the bisness have to go by single submission process which is online. That is the transparency from the government. The transparency in general has to go along with the private data protection and the government is preparing the law for private data protection. We have discussed it with the parliament but hopefully soon it will be part of Indonesian National Legislative Program (Prolegnas). That is Indonesian transparency and how we have to protect the privacy of the people of Indonesia,” said Rudiantara.
Minister Rudiantara added that to convert all analog data into digital , Indonesia is cooperating with Australia through the Indonesia-Australia Digital Forum held in Jakarta on January 31st to February 1st 2018./// (VOI/NK/EDT AHM)