The Right to Be Forgotten: Rising Awareness on the Right To Privacy in Indonesia

Nenny Rianarizkiwati, Edmon Makarim

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The human right to privacy has a very broad scope that now includes the right to information privacy. The right to information privacy allows individuals to control the kinds of information they share with others, and this right must be respected if individuals do not want to share their personal information. In the digital era, personal information is gathered for both public and private reasons and saved in databases. To some extent, databases become outdated when individuals change their personal information. An issue arises regarding how much control individuals have over their outdated personal information and their right to protect that information. Recently, the right to be forgotten has emerged as a way to conceptualize the right to protect personal information. This chapter evaluates the development of the concept and practice of the right to information privacy and the emergence and establishment of the right to be forgotten. This evaluation will be carried out in the context of global trends to formulate the right to be forgotten and how the Government of Indonesia has responded to these trends. The chapter concludes that Indonesia recognizes the implementation of the right to be forgotten in the private sector, but questions remain regarding its implementation in the public sector. The chapter suggests that the right to be forgotten must be implemented in both public and private sectors in Indonesia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges of Law and Governance in Indonesia in the Disruptive Era II
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781536193541
ISBN (Print)9781536191301
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • Human rights
  • Information privacy
  • State obligation
  • The right to be forgotten
  • The right to privacy


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