Data harvesting fears
Police in Indonesia have launched an investigation against Facebook regarding data breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. An alleged 1.1 million people were affected by the breach in Indonesia, which holds one of the largest numbers of Facebook users in the world. With no explicit data protection law currently in place – though the government hopes to pass such legislation this year – investigations will prove tricky. At a parliamentary hearing this month, MPs grilled Facebook Indonesia's chief of public policy Ruben Hattari, demanding answers as to how the data was used, and expressed worry that the information could be manipulated for political campaigning. “Can you convince me that what happened in the US won't happen here in this year of regional elections?” asked MP Evita Nursanty.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come under fire for the platform's massive data breaches