Indonesian government submits new data protection bill to parliament

According to Reuters, the government of Indonesia has submitted a new data protection bill to parliament.  This proposal aims at strengthening consumer data protection rules, up to seven-year jail times for unlawful distribution of personal data without consent. It also states that a person must provide explicit consent to provide data (such as name, sex, nationality, religion, medical records, biometrics and sexual orientation) to another party. This legislative process may have a global reach, as Indonesia is one of the top five markets globally for Facebook and Twitter.