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AmCham and US Embassy Host Event on Privacy Framework for Business
May 28, 2021 | by AmCham Webmaster

AmCham and the US Embassy, Jakarta held a “Privacy Best Practices: How Indonesian Companies Can Leverage the NIST Framework” webinar today, May 28, on how companies can better mitigate privacy risks.

NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is part of the US Department of Commerce and exists to promote technical innovation and best practices. It was founded in 1901.

Opening remarks were made by the US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Heather Variava and Director General of Informatics Application at the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo), Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan. Both officials agreed the event was a good step in strengthening US-Indonesia relations on the issue of data privacy, especially given the ongoing debate in the DPR over the Data Privacy Law.

NIST expert Dylan Gilbert gave an overview of the NIST Privacy Framework and how Indonesian companies can apply it to their systems. The framework is designed to help an organization create or improve a privacy program to help build trust in products and services, communicate better about privacy practices, and meet compliance obligations. He said the framework is flexible enough for all organizations to use, regardless of sector or size. The event also celebrated the Indonesian translation of the NIST framework, with certificates awarded to the founder of HeyLaw, Dr. Awaludin Marwan, and his team for doing the translation.

Asia Regional Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy at Microsoft, Marcus Bartley Johns, spoke about good privacy policy to support Indonesia’s digital growth, while Government Affairs and Public Policy advocate at Google, Michael Rose, gave his insights on how the NIST framework has been of use to Google companies and ways in which it would benefit the Indonesian public and private sector.

They both came to the consensus that a robust privacy framework is important in developing consumer trust, which in turn will help businesses grow. The event was closed by a Q&A session moderated by Economics Section Officer at the US Embassy Tamra Greig. 

The zoominar was well attended by companies, academics, and government representatives from Kominfo. 

For companies interested in the NIST Privacy Framework, please refer to the link below to get a jumpstart on using the framework.

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