BANDUNG-The third session in 2015-2016 was officially closed at the Plenary Meeting, on Thursday (17/3). However, until the closing of the session, the government has not also proposed a revised Law on Information and Electronic Transactions (ITE) No. 11 of 2008 to be the legal basis for the legality of app-based transportation, like Uber and Grab.
"So far the government has not entered a proposal rules on the application system into the draft revision of ITE Law," said Member of Parliament Commission for Technology Sukamta, in a release received jabarprov.go.id this week
Under these conditions, government is expected to accelerate the preparation of its own rules regarding the development of transportation technology that is evolving. "Because we also see there is one side of the transportation problem that more and more crowded, there is also the development of new technology that is more efficient, but this yet sufficiently embodied by the old law,” said Sukamta.
The disputes related to the app-based transportation has created the protests of some transport drivers cab. The Ministry of Transportation also has submitted a letter of recommendation to Kemenkominfo for blocking the application.
However, Sukamta said that there is no clarity on the government's attitude both in terms of legislation or official statement so far,.