Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Bill (RUU PDP)

The Personal Data Protection Bill (c) was approved by Indonesia’s House of Representatives on September 20, 2022, marking the initial stage in the process of turning it into law. The President’s approval, which took place on October 17, 2022, officially enacting and enforcing the law. In this blog post, we will explore how SecuPi can assist organizations in effectively addressing the challenges posed by Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Bill.

Understanding Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Bill

The Personal Data Protection Bill in Indonesia, also known as RUU PDP, is designed to regulate the collection, use, disclosure, and retention of personal data by both public and private entities operating within the country. The bill aligns with global data protection principles and places significant emphasis on obtaining consent, data subject rights, data breach notification, cross-border data transfers, and enforcement mechanisms.

Key Challenges and Requirements

Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Bill presents several challenges for organizations operating within its jurisdiction. Some of these challenges include:

  1. Consent Management: The bill requires organizations to obtain explicit consent from individuals for the collection and use of their personal data. Managing consent across various touchpoints and ensuring compliance can be a complex task.
  2. Data Subject Rights: The bill grants individuals enhanced rights over their personal data, including the right to access, rectify, erase, and restrict processing. Organizations must have the necessary mechanisms in place to respond to these requests promptly.
  3. Data Localization and Cross-Border Transfers: The bill introduces restrictions on cross-border data transfers, necessitating organizations to implement adequate safeguards and compliance measures for international data transfers.
  4. Data Security and Breach Notification: Organizations must ensure the security of personal data and have robust data breach notification procedures in place to promptly inform both the affected individuals and the supervisory authority in the event of a breach.


Addressing the Challenges with SecuPi

SecuPi offers a comprehensive data privacy and protection platform that can help organizations effectively address the challenges posed by Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Bill. Here are some key features and capabilities that make SecuPi a valuable solution:

  1. Consent Management: SecuPi provides a centralized consent management system that allows organizations to capture, store, and manage consent records in accordance with the bill’s requirements. This ensures transparency and accountability in the processing of personal data.
  2. Data Subject Rights Management: SecuPi enables to manage data subject rights, enabling organizations to efficiently handle access requests, rectification, erasure, and other data subject rights in a timely manner.
  3. Granular Data Access Controls: SecuPi enables organizations to implement Attribute-based Access Control (ABAC) and data anonymization techniques, ensuring that personal data is only accessed on a need-to-know-basis, by authorized individuals for legitimate purposes.
  4. Audit and Compliance Reporting: SecuPi provides real-time monitoring and generates comprehensive audit trails that can be used for compliance reports, simplifying the process of demonstrating compliance with the bill’s requirements during audits and regulatory inspections.
  5. Data Protection by Design: SecuPi helps organizations incorporate privacy and data protection principles into their systems and processes, ensuring compliance with the bill’s data protection requirements from the outset.
  6. Data Discovery and Classification: SecuPi enables organizations to identify and classify personal data across their systems and applications, facilitating better data governance and compliance.



With the advent of Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Bill, organizations operating within the country face new challenges in protecting personal data and ensuring compliance. SecuPi offers a robust data privacy and protection platform that equips organizations with the necessary tools and capabilities to address these challenges effectively. By leveraging SecuPi’s comprehensive features, organizations can enhance their data governance practices, streamline consent management, automate data subject rights processes, and strengthen overall data security and compliance. Using SecuPi, organizations can confidently navigate the complexities of Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Bill and safeguard the privacy of their customers’ personal data.

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