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    Sukamta: IET Law is Approriate to Revise


    BANDUNG-Alternative draft revision of Law No. 11 of 2008 on Information and Electronic Transactions (IET Bill) was passed at the House of Representatives Plenary Meeting October 27, 2016, Monday (28/11) has entered into force. IET Bill is appropriate to revise as more humane and can form a civilized nation.

    "Because the main spirit of the IET Law revision, there are two, both in the community and from the government side. From the community side is that their freedom in issuing opinions in a polite and courteous and enjoyed healthy internet properly maintained. Freedom of speech is guaranteed but still must not violate the rights of others, behaving badly with slander, and so forth. In terms of the government, in order the country is not easily arrest a person because of his critical attitude to public policy, "said Member of Commission I of the Parliament, Sukamta in a release received by jabarprov.go.id, on Tuesday (29/11).

    In the context of humane, Sukamta adds that this IET Law Revision can guarantee the rights of the public in this case the community cyberspace (Netizens). Criminal threats become lighter for defamation, from maximum of 6 years in prison and / or a maximum fine of Rp. 1 billion to a maximum of four years in prison and / or a maximum fine of Rp. 750 million.

    In addition, in Article 29 about the threat of violence, criminal penalties be lighter. Namely, from a maximum of 12 years imprisonment and / or a maximum fine Rp. 2 billion, to a maximum of four years in prison and / or a maximum fine of Rp. 750 million.

    Legal implication, if it refers to the Law before revision that focuses on the threat of a maximum of 6 years in prison, making Defamation Article and Threats of violence Article, as a criminal offense that in the categories of  Criminal Procedure Code Article 21, Paragraph (4a). Where in the Code of Criminal Procedure Article 21 Paragraph (4a) mentioned that for the offenses with threat 5 years in prison, the offender can be arrested by the law enforcer.

    "However, with the new IET law detention can not be done until permanent decision of the court that he was still convicted. So, with IET law, new government can not take hold just as before, " he said.

    From the human side too, the IET Law Revision of Article 26, also set on right to be forgotten (the right to be forgotten), a kind of rehabilitation of the name in the world of IET. Sukamta pointed out, one of the names reported negative for allegedly perform an act against the law, then the court ruled that he was not guilty, then all news stating that he allegedly unlawful shall be removed by the internet content provider, so the track record is back clean.

    In the context of civilized, with the IET Law Revision, people are more guaranteed to be able to enjoy a healthy internet. That's because, in the IET Act Article 40, arranged about the blocking of illegal contents. Thus, by then, It is expected that the public is only served with healthy, educate, build, valid and useful information.

    "Article of defamation has become a key topic in this revision, but it does not necessarily rule out the other important things that larger, the revision of IET law is a form of Parliament and government's response on world of technology development that is rapid, particularly Information Technology and Communication Technologies (ICT). Advances in technology can not be dammed, but it could be regulated. This is done so that the virtual world, the same as the real world, which is equally healthy. Hopefully the our virtual world become civilized world, not like in a jungle, "said Sukamta terminate explanation. (NR)

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