Digital literacy can help people understand data protection: ministry

We have (programs) at different levels

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Running digital literacy programs is one way to help the community understand data protection at a basic level, the Ministry of Communications and Information said.

“We have (programs) at different levels. For the general public (mom), Indonesia is becoming more digitally capable (program), ”said Devie Rahmawati, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Communications expert, Webinar” Gizmo Talk: Challenges in Building Indonesia’s Digital Sovereignty “will take place on Thursday.

In the past two years, Indonesia has faced great challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to use digital technology. According to Rahmawati, digital space should be understood as public space.

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If social media accounts are compared to a digital home, many people will be able to see the contents of the home. With digital literacy programs, people are expected to become more aware and smart about what they share on their social media.

Today, there are many social media games that require users to enter their personal information, such as their maiden name and their mother’s home address. Sometimes people unknowingly share such data on social media.

According to her, education in the field of data protection and security covers not only how to prevent data leakage, but also how to deal with data leakage.

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She cited research from Gadjah Mada University that showed that there are still data leak victims – people who took out illegal loans online, for example – who are reluctant to report them because they are ashamed and took it as a misfortune.

The experts advised the victims of the data leak to report to the competent authority so that their cases could be investigated. According to her, by reporting victims, they also help others who experience similar problems.

Indonesia is Increasingly Digital Capable of reaching 10 million citizens annually. By the end of 2024, it is expected that there will be around 50 million citizens using digital technologies.

Rahmawati said digital education and literacy programs will never end as the community now lives in two worlds: real and digital.

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