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Joint Declaration: Bill of Act on Electronic Information and Transaction (UU ITE/Law No 11/2008) is a Threat to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Expression in Indonesia


The National Alliance on Cyber Law Reform in Indonesia

The National Alliance on Cyber Law Reform in Indonesia (Aliansi) is concerned by the government’s intention to control once more the fundamental freedoms which has been constitutionally guaranteed in Indonesia.

This control partly had been established by the hand Ministry of Communication and Information with four Government Regulations which have decrease the authority of Indonesia Broadcast Commission (KPI), the obligation to register pre-paid cell phone number, Bill of Act on Electronic Information and Transaction, Freedom of Information Act (UU KIP)

The Republic Indonesia has guarantee the human rights in the Second Amendment 1945 Constitution, and also has ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which certainly impose international obligation to harmonize the laws in Indonesia.

However Bill of Act on Electronic Information and Transaction has clearly disregard to respect, develop, and protect human rights and ignore Bill of Acts Number 10 Year 2004 on the Creation of Law Regulation which oblige all the material of law regulation to reflect the protection and respect to human rights. Inside Memory Consideration Bill of Act on Electronic Information and Transaction nothing related to the rule of Human Rights, because of it on the view of Aliansi this Bill of Act has show it’s true nature to disregard Human Rights.

The Bill of Act on Electronic Information and Transaction also does not have any clear purpose to promote therefore it’s a deviation from Bill of Acts Number 10 Year 2004 on the Creation of Law Regulation. This Bill of Act contravenes its original mission to protect electronic commerce and transaction. Even further by control civil right which is part of fundamental freedoms that enjoyed by each individual namely freedom of speech.

Aliansi estimates that at least there are seven rules inside Bill of Act on Electronic Information and Transaction which potentially become the threats are Article 27 (1), Article 27 (3), Article 31 (3), Article 40 (2), Article 45 (1), and Article 45 (2).

Beside that, Bill of Act on Electronic Information and Transaction also gave blank check in form of Government Regulations to implement Article 31 (3) and Article 40 (2).

Bill of Act on Electronic Information and Transaction also legalize the authority of Ministry of Communication and Informatics that had been strongly rejected by the media which is Agent of Ministry of Communication and Informatics shall be Civil Servant Investigator, aside National Police Investigator, to investigate the criminal act in the field of Informatics Technology and Electronic Transaction. Aliansi views this as a systematic effort from Ministry of Communication and Informatics to reinstate the glory at the old Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Ministry of Information.

Aside from Bill of Act on Electronic Information and Transaction, the government and parliament are also working on Draft Bill of Act on Technology Informatics Criminal Acts (RUU TIPITI) which Draft Bill of Act and Academic Draft were prepared by Global Internet Policy Initiative – Indonesia, Cyber Policy Club, and Indonesia Media Law and Policy Center. A Draft Bill of Act that also a threat to freedom of speech and freedom of expression in Indonesia.

Therefore, we, The National Alliance on Cyber Law Reform in Indonesia declare that:

  1. We reject the state to control freedom of speech, press freedom, and freedom of expression in any form in Indonesia.
  2. We denounce the regulations inside Bill of Act on Electronic Information and Transaction which threaten freedom of speech, press freedom, and freedom of expression.
  3. We request to the government to amend the Bill of Act on Electronic Information and Transaction in accordance with Indonesia’s international obligations in human rights context and also to stop the legislation process on Draft Bill of Act on Technology Informatics Criminal Acts which clearly threaten freedom of speech, press freedom, and freedom of expression in Indonesia.
  4. We invite all the component of civil society to watch over strictly all the legislation process in Parliament to ensure the Law Regulation is in accordance with Rules of Human Rights.

Jakarta, April 2008

National Alliance on Cyber Law Reform in Indonesia

Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI)

Legal Aid Center for Press (LBH Pers)

Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM)

Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR)

Benteng Cisadane Bloger Community (KBBC)

Center for Democratic and Transparency (CDT)

Setara Institute

Alliance of Independent Jounalists (AJI) Indonesia

Perhimpunan Pendidikan Demokrasi (P2D)

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15 comments
  1. satria said:

    Saya bukan orang hukum, tapi sebagai orang yang berkicimpung di dunia IT saya telah membaca n mempelajari UU ITE tentu berdsarkan ilmu yang saya niliki, Menurut saya tu uu masih banyak kekurangan, ada pasal2 yang ambivalens, multitafsir, terlihat bahwa yang baut tu UU adalah orang2 yang tidak paham IT tapi kalo dibilang tu uu mengancam kebebasan berbicara, kok saya tidak sependapat dengan anda

  2. anggara said:

    @satria
    ya nggak masalah nggak sependapat 🙂

  3. BEDA PENDAPAT….BOLEH? :d

  4. @winsolu
    boleh, masak enggak boleh 🙂

  5. Ronny said:

    UU ITE justru melindungi kebebasan orang untuk berekspresi di internet/dunia maya, caranya adalah kebebasan berekspresi seseorang dibatasi agar tidak mencederai kebebasan berekspresi orang lain.

    Informasi elektronik yang bersifat fitnah, pemerasan, bukanlah ekspresi seseorang yang dapat dibenarkan, karena dapat mencederai harkat, martabat, hak asasi orang lain. Maukah hak asasi Anda dicederai oleh kebebasan berekspresi yang tanpa batas oleh orang lain? Kacaulah negara ini tanpa batasan berekspresi.

    Analoginya adalah di jalan raya Anda menggunakan kendaraan bermotor. Pertanyaan, gimana ya ketika Anda ingin bebas memakai jalan, menerobos jalan yang bukan jalur Anda, tentu kebebasan Anda berkendaraan motor bisa mencederai pengguna jalan yang lain. Dan mungkin Anda juga ikut cedera.
    Jangan gitu ah, negara ini butuh kebebasan yang terbatas dan bertanggungjawab untuk menjunjung tinggi harkat dan martabat orang lain.

    Salam
    Ronny
    di Makassar

  6. anggara said:

    @ronny
    jauh amat pakai analogi di motor 🙂

  7. windi said:

    Do you have an English version of the UU ITE 11/2008? I really need it. Thanks

  8. anggara said:

    @windi
    sudah dikirimkan yaa

  9. deki said:

    boleh saya minta juga UU ITE versi bahasa inggrisnya…pendapat saya sih memang wajar saja jika terdapat adanya kekurangan pada suatu apalagi produk hukum. semoga ke depannya kita bisa melahirkan produk yang lebih baik lagi.

  10. bakhrunaja said:

    Mas anggara kalo boleh saya boleh ga minta juga UU ITE versi bahasa inggrisnya.. untuk keperluan riset mas..

  11. anggara said:

    @deki dan bakhrunaja
    duh, saya cari dulu yaa tapi itu terjemahan tidak resmi

  12. [An old post from Dunia Anggara showed the author’s concern towards freedom of speech and expression. Some commentators disagree with him, but Prita’s case show how vulnerable the position of a citizen when voicing his/her opinion online.]

  13. zulfikar said:

    Please kindly send me the english version for UU ITE also as i need it desperately for my bos ?thank u

  14. Kim said:

    Can I have UU ITE in English version ? tq

    • emol said:

      Boleh saya minta english versionn dr UUITE? Terimakasih banyak 🙂

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