ICT and Law: Convergence is the way ahead

I recently read another encouraging development pertaining to the cyberlaw in Indonesia. The ICT Minister mentioned that the convergence of national laws relating to ICT is underway. He mentioned that the two acts on telecommunications and broadcast (UU Telekomunikasi & UU Penyiaran) are going to be merged and redrafted. This is very very positive development. While the technologies are becoming convergent, we don’t see why the law should address the issues separately. It is a major work for sure. But no matter how difficult, costly and complicated it is, the benefit is much bigger that that for the long run.

I’ll write more about the convergence of law in due course…