The Indonesian parliament has demanded Facebook to hand over its audit on the data leak that had affected millions of users (Photo: AFP/VNA)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – The Indonesian parliament has demanded Facebook to hand over its audit on the data leak that had affected millions of users.

The leak could be inappropriately used for political interest related to the upcoming elections in the country, the Indonesian parliament said.

The demand was conveyed by legislators in a hearing held in Indonesia on April 17 with Facebook Indonesia Public Policy chief Ruben Hattari and Facebook Asia-Pacific Public Policy chief Simon Milner.

A legislator of the parliament, Meutya Hafid, said that document of Facebook audit must be handed over within one month after the hearing, so as to ensure the data will not be used for political misconduct.

Speaking with reporters on the sidelines of the hearing, Meutya Hafid said the Indonesian parliament has to know that the data was used by which party and for what purpose.

Should Facebook fails to do so, the parliament would recommend the government take moratorium step against Facebook in its operation in Indonesia, she added.    

Facebook is the most popular social media application in Indonesia, subscribed by nearly half of the country’s population. It is facing a major scandal after a massive leak of user information to British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.-VNA