EFF joined SAFEnet and a dozen digital rights organizations in urging the Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information to repeal its invasive content moderation rules, known as the Ministerial Regulation Number 5 (MR5) and its amendment, Ministerial Regulation Number 10 (MR10). EFF has already sounded the alarm about MR5’s chilling effect on human rights, from forcing online platforms to proactively monitor user-generated content to turning them into government enforcers and making them obtain an ID registration before offering their services in Indonesia.
In late June of 2022, Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) set a short deadline for private electronic service operators (ESO) to allegedly comply with the ID registration obligations. Platforms that do not comply face blocking of their services in Indonesia. This is in stark contradiction to Indonesia’s international human rights obligations, and will significantly limit Indonesians’ rights to receive and impart information and speak freely online. MR5 and MR10 should be repealed.
The full text of the letter and list of signatories is attached.