REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — The Commission I of Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) will follow the US move to call Facebook to attend a hearing in order to clarify an allegation over the data leak scandal of the users in Indonesia. More than million Indonesian users are online on Facebook, and they may get affected by the data privacy violation committed by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, the Vice Chairman of Commission I Satya Widya Yudha said in a statement, Wednesday.
The parliament members will call on the Facebook representatives to clarify the allegation by answering whether the information has only been collected.
He also stressed the commission will also probe on the risks and threats that the Indonesian users may threat because of the data leak on Facebook.
The parliament, he noted, is supported the Information and Communication Ministry’s move of issuing the first and second warning notices of a request over audit report to Facebook. The ministry, Yudha said, should protect all Indonesian users, in accordance to the law.
Signed by the Information Application Director General Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan, the ministry called on Facebook to provide a clarification and explanation of the data leak scandal.
The ministry said in a statement, Wednesday that it will ask Facebook to firmly protect the user’s data privacy, in accordance to the Minister Regulation No.20 Year 2016 on the Personal Data Protection in Electronic System.
Following the reports, the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted and apologized over the leak, during the hearing with the US Congress on Tuesday (April 10). He promised that Facebook will reform its data privacy protection for the users.