Regulation: prepaid number registration in Indonesia

In order to combat high churn rates and abuse, including SMS spam, the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced its revised regulation on prepaid number registration. Each individual must re-register their prepaid number with a validation from the Population and Civil Registration Agency, starting from 31 October 2017. Failing to do so after the deadline on 28 February 2018, the user’s sim will be blocked automatically. This announcement raised questions over data protection law (Indonesia currently has a Ministry Regulation), which is not yet available in Indonesia.