Protection of User Data Privacy in Presidential Election Campaign: Learn From United States' Case

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1574167

  • Schancya Gillian W Master Programme of Communication, Hasanuddin University, Makassar
  • Eko Purwanto Hasanuddin University
  • Hasan Al Husain Hasanuddin University
  • Nurul Safitry Fathullah Hasanuddin University
Keywords: Social Media; Facebook; DataPrivacy; Presidential Electio


In this modern era, social networking has become very popular, with most people using the services of several social media platforms. With the increase in the use of social media, the issue of privacy of personal data has arisen. This paper will discuss the issue of private data protection in Indonesia ahead of the 2019 Presidential Election. It will also discuss the impact of the unauthorised use of personal data obtained from social media accounts, especially Facebook. This study employs the analytical and descriptive research methods. Data collection was done by literature research; library research was performed to obtain secondary data, and a literature review of some online media references, such as online magazine sites from several countries. We conclude that there is no legal umbrella protecting Indonesians with respect to the safety of their personal data. Therefore, the country may be vulnerable to cyber media-based campaigns as we move towards the 2019 Presidential Election.


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W, S., Purwanto, E., Husain, H., & Fathullah, N. (2018). Protection of User Data Privacy in Presidential Election Campaign: Learn From United States’ Case. International Journal of Global Community, 1(3, Nov), 347 - 360., Nov.2018.347 - 360