President Joko Widodo has officially signed into law the Second Amendment, Law Number 1 of 2024, concerning Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE). The signing ceremony took place in Jakarta and was later promulgated by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno on the same date. This was announced via the official website of the Ministry of State Secretariat’s Legal Documentation and Information Network.
This amendment, a significant revision to Law Number 11 of 2008, ushers in crucial alterations to the ITE Law. Among these changes is the introduction of Article 27, which prohibits intentional and unauthorized broadcasting, showing, distribution, transmission, and/or accessibility of electronic information and/or documents containing content that violates public decency.*
Notable among the amendments is the addition of Article 27A, addressing intentional attacks on the honor or good name of individuals through the dissemination of false information. Furthermore, Article 27B outlines stringent measures against those distributing electronic information and/or documents with the intention of unlawfully benefiting themselves or others, employing threats of violence, pollution, or the disclosure of secrets. This comprehensive amendment showcases the government’s commitment to regulating the digital landscape and ensuring responsible information sharing.
The journey to this milestone began with the official ratification of the Second Amendment by the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) during the 10th DPR RI Plenary Meeting, held in the second session for the 2023-2024 Period.