Revision of Indonesian Electronic, Information and Transactions Law: (ITE Law No. 19 year 2016) Some Articles Have Been Added and Modified

Jumat, 30 Desember 2016 | 10:22 WIB oleh Tiara Ika Winarni

by Geode Dinar Fitria dan Mursal Maulana

After long discussion regarding proposal to revise The Electronic Information and Transactions Law (Law No. 11 year 2008), the House of Representative and President of Republic Indonesia on Thursday, October 28th 2016 finally agreed to amend The Electronic Information and Transactions Law which had been entering into force for 8 years. By doing so, according to the Article 73 of Law No. 12 of 2011 (The law related to law making procedure in Indonesia) the new version of The Electronic Information and Transactions Law (Law No. 19 year 2016) will be coming into force automatically 30 days after its approval day. It means that on November, 28th 2016, Law of The Electronic Information and Transactions No.19 year 2016 must be implemented.

This article highlights the content of some provisions which were revised by comparing both versions. In broad outlines, the scope of the current Electronic Information and Transactions Law is almost similar to the previous one. There are only minor provisions that had been added and modified.  The revised provisions are listed as follow:

According to press released published by Ministry of Communication and Informatics No. 83/HM/KOMINFO/11/2016, the ultimate objective of revised ITE law is to fulfill the aspiration of civil society hoping for the protection of human rights, criminal justice, and proportional law enforcement. Revision of Electronic Information and Transactions Law is also expected to provide legal protection for civil society. In addition, people are expected to access internet wisely by maintaining ethics in communication and dissemination of information as well as avoiding racial, radicalism, and pornography content. 

The original document of the revised Electronic, Information and Transaction Law can be found here. For further information regarding the revision, please contact us through email info@lhrplaw.com.