Focus on technology development, not just consumption: VP
Indonesia should not only serve as a huge market for global digital technology products, but should also have a strong negotiating position and benefit from technology transfer and innovations.
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia should not only be a huge market for global digital products, but also benefit from technology transfer, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin said.
“Indonesia should not only serve as a huge market for global digital tech products, but should also have a strong negotiating position and benefit from technology transfer and innovations,” he remarked during his speech. opening night at a national convention on National Press Day 2020.
Joining the convention via video conference from Jakarta on Monday, he said Indonesia must be able to become digitally self-sufficient to enable the digital economy wheel to reach large, medium, small and micro enterprises.
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The effort to achieve autonomy in the digital sector should not be interpreted rigidly, and Indonesia should continue to build autonomy in the sector, he added.
“Autonomy in the digital sector should not be interpreted rigidly. Indonesia should be able to develop relatively autonomy from global powerhouses in digital platforms,” Amin explained.
Also, Indonesia should continue to foster relationships with digital platforms, he said. This should not rule out the possibility that there will be new technologies and new media in the future, he added.
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On the one hand, the government intends to develop the positive aspects of digitalization to empower economic resources, promote the creative economy and micro, small and medium enterprises, and make room for digital innovations, he said. .
“On the other hand, we still want to protect democratic claims and freedom of opinion and expression through regulations governing aspects of digitization,” he added.
Therefore, proportional regulations should be implemented consistently to stem any tendency towards overregulation, Amin suggested.
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