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Geospatial Information Technology in Indonesia and its Legal Framework
2. Realidade brasileira e comunicação de massa
Geospatial Technology in Society
Indonesian Geospatial Information Law
Providing Geospatial Information
Organizing Geospatial Information
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The law provides administrative (Chapter 9) and criminal (Chapter 10) sanctions. Of most concern to information providers are the provisions contained in Article 61 in conjunction with Article 67. Where inaccuracies in supplied geospatial information result in damages to the users, the provider will be subject to imprisonment of up to 3 years, or a fine of up to IDR 750 million. Supporting this, a provider, pursuant to Article 8 (1) of Law No.8 of 1999 on Consumer Protection is prohibited, as a producer, from producing products and/or services that do not comply with the standards that are required by the prevailing laws and regulations. Article 61 would appear to apply to such cases as where a driver relies on their in-car navigation system leading to an accident, such as driving into a body of water, or a wall. As well as cellular users who subscribe to geospatial information for location of medical facilities for emergency purposes, but fail to locate a hospital or clinic due to the inaccuracy of the provided geospatial information (, 2011).

The provisions contained in Article 61 are a double edged sword, where they serve to ensure that accurate and high quality information is provided to users, but at the same time add to the cost of providing geospatial information.