The Ministry of Communications and Informatics Gives Letter to Facebook Ask for Explanation

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Saturday, April 21 2018 - 21:10 IWST

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Ilustrasi Facebook - Jakarta - The Ministry of Communications and Informatics again sent a letter to Facebook to request explanations and documents relating to abuse of Facebook users data Indonesia.

Based on a press release monitored in Jakarta on Friday (20/4/2018) the letter was sent in response to a letter from the Head of Ireland's Data Protection on 10 April 2018 which has been received by The Ministry of Communications and Informatics.

The Ministry of Communications and Informatics in a letter sent on Thursday (19/4/2018), asked for confirmation and explanation of the existence of information abuse Facebook user data that extends to analytics firms other than Cambridge Analytica, namely CubeYou and AggregateIQ.

Facebook is also required to provide further confirmation and explanation of the technical measures to restrict data access on Facebook, such as information in a letter from the Head of Public Policy Facebook Indonesia dated April 5, 2018.

The Ministry of Communications and Informatics asked Facebook to provide schedule data and / or audit results on cases of abuse of user data and provide data of Facebook users Indonesia affected by data abuse by Cambridge Analytica.

The Ministry of Communications and Informatics warn all requests must be met up less than seven days since the letter was sent.

Earlier, Minister Rudiantara said the first written warning letter was sent on Thursday (5/4) and there has not been a week, it has sent a second warning letter on Tuesday (10/4).

A second warning letter is sent to ask Facebook to ensure that Indonesian user data is maintained and protected in accordance with Ministerial Regulation No. 20 of 2016.

"It's the most important, then we ask, it's dynamic we ask for the data submitted to us who the where what form, we do not have the details," said Rudiantara.

Written reports of audit results have not been received by The Ministry of Communications and Informatics, but it is necessary to measure and measure potential problems arising from applications and features developed by Facebook partners, including how the use of personal data taken by Facebook partners.

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