Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Indonesia and Japan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the cooperation in enhancing cyber security. The meeting was held in Rektorat Building, Parahyangan Catholic University on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017. Both parties considered this issue as an important matter since cyberspace is not limited only within state’s sovereignty.
Through this memorandum of understanding both parties have agreed to make the same perception on the term of cyber threats, preserve the rights od the internet users specifically in terms of privacy and equal rights on citizens’ information access, cooperate in information sharing system to ensure the safe flow of information among states, and cooperate in promoting people’s awareness. In this case, Japan will promote cyber awareness and cyber hygiene to strengthen the relations with Indonesia. They also think that anything related to cyberspace have to be taken seriously with multistakeholderism approach.
With this bilateral agreement, Japan is looking forward to create a safer cyberspace to all internet users since both parties are ready to minimalize and combat any threats in cyberspace. The two states then expected a deeper cooperation and partnership not only in the cyber fields but also in other fields.