On 29 May 2019, EuroCham organized the monthly meeting for the energy sector. It took place at Financial Club with agenda to discuss topic that was delivered by a guest speaker in addition to general updates in the renewable energy sector. Ms. Kartika Listriana as a Deputy Director Strategic Economy Zone of Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs (CMEA) was invited to share her views on “The Opportunity for Power Plant Investment within The Acceleration Program for Priority Infrastructure in Indonesia”. This meeting elaborated main concerns that were also conveyed by the speakers specifically on development policy of strategic economic zones as regulated by Presidential Instruction No 6 of 2015 and Presidential Regulation No 2 of 2015, which stipulate border and industrial areas, special economic zones, new city development, and strategic tourism area. The session also touch upon the potential of power plant investment in those strategic areas. Afterward, Ms. Thomas Wagner as the Head of Energy Working Group briefly shared updates on palm oil sector associated with renewable energy of biofuel.
The newly established EuroCham Technology Working Group met on 21 May 2019 to specifically discussed priority issues already summarized in the Technology Position Papers 2019. The papers among other offers member observations on data protection and digital identity aspects. In this group meeting, Mr. Antoine Schweitzer, Country Director of IDEMIA, presented two legal bases currently in place in Europe regulating these topics, namely the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Directive (DP Directive). For Indonesia context, the government is currently drafting a draft bill on personal data protection. The group sees the importance of encouraging the government of Indonesia to align data protection regime in Indonesia with the already established GDPR and DP Directive frameworks. To encourage an open dialogue with the policy maker, as an upcoming activity, the group is arranging a policy meeting with an Expert Staff of the Minister of Communication and Informatics.