PeduliLindungi: To Care for and Protect?

In Indonesia, the PeduliLindungi app has become synonymous with and inseparable from the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet it poses an unprecedented threat due to a number of factors, all while leaving citizens with little to no recourse to protect their data.

Digital rights violations in Papua

On April 30, 2021, parts of Papua were cut off from the internet amid a long-standing dispute between Papua and the Indonesian government that continues to intensify. Internet was restored on June 8, but uncertainty over the region’s special autonomy status necessitates staying vigilant against similar digital rights violations going forward.

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