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Alleged massive Indonesian data leak prompts calls to urgently pass privacy bill

By Jet Damazo-Santos
  • 24 May 2021 03:03
  • 24 May 2021 03:03
An alleged breach of Indonesia’s social security database has prompted renewed calls for lawmakers to urgently finalize a long-awaited comprehensive personal data-protection law. 

The calls came after the government confirmed on Friday that a data sample of about 100,000 entries being sold in hacker forums was identical to the information held by the

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Jet Damazo-Santos

Correspondent, Jakarta

Jet Damazo-Santos has been covering antitrust, data protection and other compliance issues in key jurisdictions in Southeast Asia for MLex full time since 2018. She has almost two decades of journalism experience in the Philippines and Indonesia, where she was the associate editor for the Jakarta Globe and the Jakarta bureau chief for Rappler Indonesia prior to joining MLex. She holds a master's degree in Applied Business Economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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