More public-private talks needed to ensure effective data protection enforcement

first_imgBoth the Indonesian government and digital platform companies such as Gojek and Google have agreed that more dialogue between the public and private sectors was needed to ensure that the personal data protection bill, which is currently under deliberation at the House of Representatives, be passed into a comprehensive, effective and enforceable law.Decacorn Gojek’s chief of public policy and government relations Shinto Nugroho said such discussion was important as, in addition to protecting citizen’s data, the law was expected to provide stimulus instead of being an impediment to start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).“Data protection law will have a pivotal role for the digital economy growth in the country, let’s not make the law be another burden for MSMEs. This can only be achieved by communicating and coordinating with businesses, NGOs and academics,” said Shinto during a public webinar, JakPost UpClose, held by The Jakarta Post on Thursday. In a world where simply having an email account could expose an internet user to cybercrime, data protection law is increasingly urgent.Carmela Acevedo, a senior software engineer at Google, said that Google provided users with easy to understand privacy and data protection. “Many malware and phishing attacks actually start with an email. So Gmail protects you from spam, phishing and malware better than any other email service,” she said. “Also we have blocked billions and billions of bad ads. On average we block 100 ads per second,” she went on.The personal data protection bill, the draft of which has been undergoing an assessment by the ministry since 2014, is becoming more essential now than ever, with the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a catalyst for digital adoption including in Indonesia.The House aims to conclude the deliberation of the bill by October this year, according to legislator Bobby Adhityo Rizaldi recently as quoted by said the draft of the bill had adopted several principles and aspects of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). “The ‘Indonesian GDPR’ also focuses on five main areas, namely data collection, data processing, data security, data breach and the right to be forgotten [a right for individuals to have personal data erased],” he said.However, Shinto said that several concepts such as the concept of “specific personal data” and “explicit consent” mentioned in the draft were still not aligned with international practices and needed to be reconsidered.She also reminded the lawmakers to consider different business models and sizes when drafting the law to create flexibility while ensuring robust data protection.Wahyudi, meanwhile, mentioned several problems that ELSAM had found in the bill and submitted to the House. Among the most pressing problems, Wahyudi said, were the absence of a data protection authority, a lack of clarity on the obligation of the data controller and data processor and the tendency for criminalization through the formulation of criminal sanctions.“An independent authority to monitor data protection is important. We also recommend the House revoke criminal sanctions [in the data protection bill] and rather optimize the use of the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law to act against cybercrime,” he said.Topics : Special advisor to Communication and Information Minister, Dedy Permadi, said that opposing views regarding how data protection should be accomplished might emerge between parties. “Thus, the ministry is calling on all participating stakeholders to join hands in bridging these gaps by intensifying dialogues,” he said.To date, Indonesia has no specific law that comprehensively stipulates personal data protection. Regulation on data protection is rather scattered across at least 33 different laws, said Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) researcher Wahyudi Djafar.Indonesia is home to 175.4 million internet users as of January 2020, but digital literacy, including awareness of online safety, is relatively low. The Global World Digital Competitiveness Index, which includes digital literacy among other indicators, ranked Indonesia 56th out of 63 countries in 2019, far below Singapore and Malaysia, which were ranked 2nd and 26th respectively.last_img read more

Fan Zone continues to be center of off-track activities during Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – When attention turns from the race track, fans will have plenty to see and do through­out the week of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Located south of the main grandstands at Boone Speedway, the Fan Zone will be the location for nu­merous events each day of America’s Racin’ Vacation Sept. 5-10.Card games to determine the starting grid for Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock race of champi­ons events will be held at approximately 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, on Tuesday, Sept. 6.Monday’s Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod qualifying feature winners sign autographs at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Drivers in the two divisions winning qualifiers that evening sign autographs during an­other 6 p.m. session on Wednesday, Sept. 7Stock Cars entered in the best appearing car contest will be on display at 1 p.m. Thursday. Top four finish­ers from Wednesday’s Modified and Stock Car qualifiers Rochambeau for starting positions and sign autographs starting at 4 p.m.  and 6 p.m., respectivelyOn Thursday, Sept. 8, the Casey’s General Store redraw for starts in the front six rows of that evening’s Deery Brothers Summer Series event will be held at approximately 7 p.m.Best appearing Modified entries are on display beginning at 1 p.m. and qualifiers from Thursday features for Modifieds and Stock Cars take their turns in the Fan Zone starting at 4 p.m.Drivers starting that even­ing’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational are the center of Fan Zone attention starting at 7 p.m.Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions and Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions card games are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday. Friday’s Stock Car and Modified qualifiers sign autographs at 4 p.m.The Casey’s/IMCA heat winner presentation check to Hope For The Warriors, along with recognition of the honorary starters, will be at approxi­mately 6 p.m. Saturday in front of the flagstand.last_img read more

Mrs. Thelma Sue (Roark) Osborn

first_imgMrs. Thelma Sue (Roark) Osborn, age 67, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on April 10, 1953 at their home in Letcher County, Kentucky. She was one of 17 children born to the late Lue and Arnie (Caudill) Roark. She was raised in Vevay, Indiana where she attended the Switzerland County High School. Thelma was united in marriage on September 13, 1970 in Sunman, Indiana to Baxter Osborn, Sr. and from this union they were blessed with three sons, Baxter, Jr., Neal and Steven. Thelma and Baxter shared nearly 50 years of marriage together until her death. Thelma was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Osgood and Madison, Indiana, retiring after 27 years of service. She was a member of the Little Memory Old Regular Baptist Church in Sunman, Indiana. Thelma was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She treasured her boys and grandbabies and embraced every moment with them. Thelma was a dedicated mother and grandmother first and foremost. She especially loved her role as Mamaw. Thelma enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels outside her window, playing cards and sewing. She also enjoyed going to bingo and, as it seemed, she was the only one walking away a winner! Thelma also loved girl’s night with her sisters where they would play cards, reminisce and enjoyed one another’s cooking. Thelma leaves an emptiness in our hearts that will never be filled. Thelma passed away at 11:47 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.Thelma will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Baxter Osborn, Sr. of Vevay, IN; her sons, Neal Osborn and his wife, Lisa of Vevay, IN and Steven Osborn and his wife, Brittany of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Jessica Shackleford and her husband, Steven, Ashley Marcum and her husband, John, Brooklyn Osborn, Rivers Osborn and David Carter; her great-grandchildren, Abby Shackleford and Brayden and Kylie Marcum; her brothers, Harley Roark and his wife, Mildred of Holton, IN, James Roark and his wife, Dana of Holton, IN, John Roark and his wife, Linda of Madison, IN, Joe Roark and his wife, Debbie of Osgood, IN and Mark Roark and his wife, Teresa of Linefork, KY; her sisters, Bonnie Kieffer and her husband, Bo of Osgood, IN, Bonita Halcomb of Linefork, KY, Tina Wingate and her husband, Jim of Canaan, IN and Martha Hammons of Canaan, IN and her numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Lue Roark, died November 14, 1978 and Arnie (Caudill) Roark, died May 26, 1959; her step-mother, Minnie Roark, died February 4, 1983; her son, Baxter Osborn, Jr., died January 1, 1972; her brother, Charles A. Roark, died January 4, 1938 and her sisters, Dana F. Craig, died September 12, 1998, Ola Vae Simon, died August 18, 2005, Anna Mae Ahuas, died July 5, 2010, Eula Sizemore, died January 17, 2018, Lola Woods, died April 2, 2018 and Georgia Ann Sparks, died March 30, 2019.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., by Pastor Clay Wilson and Pastor Jimmy Bailey, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Little Memory Church Cemetery, 5709 East County Road 1150 North, Sunman, Indiana 47041.Memorial contributions may be made to the Mrs. Thelma Sue (Roark) Osborn Memorial Fund c/o Baxter Osborn, Sr. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more