What is GDPR? Is it Applicable in Indonesia?

Sagara Technology Idea Lab
2 min readAug 24, 2021

What is GDPR ?

GDPR is a regulation regarding the protection of personal data that applies to all individuals, companies, or organizations in the world that store, process, or process personal data of residents of the European Union.

The purpose of the enactment is so that personal data obtained by entrepreneurs. is not misused by irresponsible parties.

Do GDPR Applicable in Indonesia?

GDPR is a regulation on data protection (data privacy). Users’ personal data may not be used in any form without their permission.

This is mandatory for all persons worldwide who process, store, or process personal data of residents of all European Union (EU) countries.

So, if you are an Indonesian citizen and have a website that is publicly accessible and collects personal data in the form of cookies, these rules apply to you as well.

It doesn’t matter whether the website is an online store, a portfolio website, or a personal blog, as long as the website is accessible to EU citizens, you are required to be it-compliant.

What Does the Regulate?

The main thing is the privacy rights of EU netizens which require website owners to maintain their privacy properly. 6 main principles to pay attention to

  1. notification when the website is hacked
  2. Right to Access Data
  3. Right to Deletion
  4. Data Transfer
  5. Privacy Becomes the Main Focus of the System
  6. There is a Data Protection Officer

Impact of the GDPR

GDPR is a relief because they don’t have to worry about the misuse of personal data.

Your website must be GDPR compliant. Otherwise, you can get a fine of up to 4% of your annual income or €20 million (approximately IDR 324 billion). Depending on which of the two is greater. Wow!

What if you are an Indonesian citizen who does not live in the EU? The answer: it makes no difference. It still applies in Indonesia if your website manages data from EU netizens.

you don’t have to worry about GDPR, as a website owner, you just need to understand the six basic components and practice the steps to comply with its rules.



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