Soft Infrastructure

Soft Infrastructure


Thrive in the Digital Age

Digital skills are becoming an important requirement for employment across the economy, as it moves through the process of digital transformation. When a substantial new technology is introduced, workers and users are required to acquire new skills in order to capitalize on the potential productivity improvements. This phenomena has been observed in the past and is becoming more prevalent as high-speed Internet connectivity expands. The impact of the Internet on employment can be divided into four basic categories: (OECD, 2018)

There Should be Limits on Personal Data

Two years after the initial drafting of the personal data protection bill, the Indonesian government has yet to pass the bill into law. The drafting of the bill has been in the works since 2014. The Directorate General Informatics Applications of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics completed the bill in 2018, before it was submitted to Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Two years later, the Ministry of Communication and Information submitted the bill to the House of Representatives.

Until September 2021, several parts of the bill were still being debated in a meeting between representatives of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics and the House of Representatives. The latest differences in opinion between the government and legislators was the position of the personal data supervisory authority.

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