Setyawati Fitrianggraeni, Sri Purnama, Jericho Xavier Ralf
The legal landscape in Indonesia has undergone a significant transformation with the enactment of the Second Amendment of the Information and Electronic Transactions (IET) Law, officiated as Law Number 1 of 2024 (“IET Law 1/2024”). This amendment, signed into law by President Joko Widodo on January 2, 2024, marks a shift in the regulatory framework governing electronic information and transactions. It revises and supersedes provisions from the initial Law Number 11 of 2008 and its subsequent amendment, Law Number 19 of 2016.
Central to this legislative reform are the adjustments to controversial clauses that have persisted through the law’s evolution. Notably, the amendment addresses critical areas such as defamation, personal threats, online child protection, and the abolition of foreign electronic certification providers. Furthermore, it introduces stringent measures against the dissemination of false information, incorporating clauses that can impact the usage of social media accounts and other digital assets.
The Second Amendment of Indonesia’s Information and Electronic Transactions (IET) Law, Law Number 1 of 2024, introduces significant revisions and additions to the existing legal framework. These changes reflect a progressive and comprehensive approach to managing electronic system operations and electronic transactions, including criminal regulations.
These amendments and additions illustrate Indonesia’s commitment to adapting its legal system to meet the evolving needs of society and the global legal landscape, particularly in the digital domain.
Businesses and organisations must carefully consider the implications of IET Law 1/2024 on their operations, particularly in digital conduct and compliance. Conducting a thorough legal review of current electronic transaction processes, data handling, and content dissemination practices is essential to ensure alignment with the new legal standards. Given the stringent penalties for misinformation and the focus on child protection, companies should prioritise establishing robust internal policies and training programs.
In conclusion, enacting IET Law 1/2024 in Indonesia is pivotal for businesses and organisations, urging them to reassess and fortify their digital practices. Compliance with these new regulations is a legal necessity and a strategic imperative to maintain operational integrity and public trust. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, staying informed and adaptable to legal changes is essential for sustained success and responsible digital citizenship in the modern era.
 Setyawati Fitrianggraeni holds the position of Managing Partner at Anggraeni and Partners in Indonesia. She also serves as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden. Sri Purnama, Junior Legal Research and Jericho Xafier Ralf, Trainee Associate at Anggraeni and Partners co-author this article.
 Article 27A and 27B of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 29 of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 16A of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 13 of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 28 of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 45A of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 40A of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 45 of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 13 of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 17 of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 40 of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 43 of IET Law 1/2024.
 Article 13A, 16A, 18A, and 40A of IET Law 1/2024.
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