Ratification of Personal Data Protection Law of Indonesia

The House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia finally ratified the Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP Bill) into law (PDP Law) on 20 September 2022 in accordance with the regulation in Indonesia, with updates and additional clauses that are more comprehensive in accommodating personal data protection. Indonesia now joins other jurisdictions in Southeast Asia that have dedicated personal data protection laws, including Singapore and Thailand. However, the PDP Law not gone into effect…

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The Legal Aspect of Electronic Agreements in Indonesia

Contracts have been a staple in most business and commercial activities. Recently, an electronic agreement has become the most preferable form of contract for foreign investors for investment in Indonesia. The law in Indonesia covers the use of electronic agreements. The electronic agreement or electronic contract is defined in Article 1 Number 17 of Law no. 11 of 2008 concerning Information and Electronic Transactions (EIT Law) as an agreement between the parties made through an electronic system. Electronic agreements are made…

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Tax Credits on Overseas Income of Domestic Taxpayers in Indonesia

In the current era of globalization, international trade activities are a source of state income for the country. One of the essential aspects that needs to be considered by business actors in the field of international trade is taxation. In accordance with Law No.36 of 2008 jo. Law No.7 of 2021 (“Tax Law”) of regulation in Indonesia, income tax is any additional economic capability received or obtained by the taxpayer, both from Indonesia…

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Electronic System Provider (PSE) Registration Provisions in Indonesia

The blocking of Private Scope Electronic System Operators (“PSE”) that missed the Ministry of Communication and Information’s (“Kominfo”) notice of the registration deadline resulted in several PSE’s being blocked, including PayPal, on July 30th, 2022. As a result, the policy has sparked public outcry. In response, Kominfo announced a new approach to temporarily open the PayPal website and expects consumers who utilize PayPal services will be…

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Amendment to Smelter Licenses in Indonesia: Annulment of Special Operation Production Mining Business License for Implementation of Industrial Business License

In accordance with the government’s program to promote the value of natural resource commodities and with the enactment of Law No.3 of 2020 concerning amendments to Law No.4 of 2009 (“Law 3/2020”), there has been a significant change in the licensing to carry out smelter operation business, especially smelter for nickel as a commodity. It is hoped that…

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Labor Law Guide: What You Need to Know in the Event of a Labor Strike in Indonesia

Regulations in Indonesia are very dynamic. This is to create ease for investment to Indonesia. Changes in regulations, specifically in the area of labor issues, can sometimes trigger a conflict between the employer and the laborers, leading to a strike. A strike is an action by laborers that is planned and carried out jointly and/or by a trade union/labor union to stop or slow down work. Strikes by laborers are thankfully not a regular occurrence, but…

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Construction Consortiums in Indonesia

A consortium is a group of two or more individuals or companies that work together to achieve a common objective. Entities participating in a consortium pool resources but are otherwise only responsible for the obligations set out in the consortium’s agreement. Therefore, every entity under the consortium remains independent regarding their normal business operations and has no say over another member’s operations that are unrelated to the consortium. The law in Indonesia does not require using a particular standard form of agreement issued by a specific organization.

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Revocation of Export Prohibition on Crude Palm Oil and its Derivatives in Indonesia

On June 8, 2022, the Ministry of Trade lifted the temporary export prohibition on Crude Palm Oil, Refined, Bleached and Deodorized Palm Oil, Refined, Bleached and Deodorized Palm Olein, and Used Cooking Oil (“CPO and its derivatives”) commodities through Minister of Trade Regulation No. 30 of 2022 in conjunction with the Minister of Trade Regulation No. 39 of 2022 (“MoTR 39/2022”), which creates a positive outlook for investment in Indonesia.

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Private-interest Terminal and Special Terminal Regulation in Indonesia

Along with the economic developments in the Port sector, business owners can build special terminals to facilitate their business, such as a Special Terminal and Private-interest Terminal. Terminal and transportation infrastructure has a critical role in supporting business chains. Without the availability of decent transportation infrastructure, businesses will face many obstacles, i.e., delays in shipping goods.

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Dear valued Visitor,

Data is a valuable currency in this new world. In the midst of digital transformation, the Indonesian government has taken the final decision to pass the Pelindungan Data Pribadi (PDP) Bill by September 2022. The PDP Law applies to all businesses established in Indonesia and puts the consumer in control. The task of complying with this regulation falls upon businesses.

The PDP Law affects a variety of business operations, including how your sales team prospect and how marketing initiatives are managed. Businesses have had to reassess their business procedures, applications, and forms. Additionally, all businesses that work with personal data should designate a Data Protection Officer (DPO) or data controller to oversee PDP compliance.

In line with this spirit, it gives us great pleasure to announce and share with all our esteemed clients and business associates that Schinder Law Firm is prepared to assist your company to understand the impacts of the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) and take the required measures to comply with the law. Our Privacy, Data Protection, and Cybersecurity practice group is a pioneer in providing data privacy law services in Indonesia. Personal data protection services include but are not limited to:

  • Assessing the existing systems, processes, and controls, etc.
  • Providing provide gap assessment on the existing systems, processes, and controls, etc.
  • Developing and ensuring contracts and agreements comply with the PDP Law
  • Developing policies, best practices, and procedures
  • Advising on the security of personal data and managing data breaches
  • Acting as the Data Protection Officer (DPO) and advising upon the appointment, role, and responsibilities of a data protection officer
  • Advising on cross-border transfers of personal data
  • Carrying out data protection impact assessments and data protection audits
  • Recommending other necessary corrective actions in order to comply with the PDP Law
  • Training on the PDP Law tailored to clients’ businesses

We look forward to many more opportunities in the year ahead with your continued support and trust. For consultation, please send us a WhatsApp or Email.

Warmest regards,
Naz Schinder
Managing Partner

Keep Up with the New Law in Indonesia: Personal Data Protection

  • Assessing the existing systems, processes and controls, etc.
  • Providing provide gap assessment on the existing systems, processes and controls, etc.
  • Developing and ensuring contracts and agreements comply with the PDPL.
  • Developing policies, best practices and procedures.
  • Advising on security of personal data and managing data breaches.
  • Acting as the Data Protection Officer (DPO) and advising upon the appointment, role and responsibilities of a data protection officer.
  • Advising on cross-border transfers of personal data.
  • Carrying out data protection impact assessments and data protection audits.
  • Recommending other necessary corrective actions in order to comply with the PDPL.
  • Training on the PDPL tailored to clients’ businesses.
Privacy, Data Protection and Cyber Security
We help our clients to understand the impact of the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) on their companies and take the required measures to comply with the law.