In recent days, the country has blocked residents from accessing the services of several companies that missed the July 29 deadline to register with a government database. Ministry of Communications, after signing up PayPal, Yahoo and valve re-opened access to its services.
A PayPal spokesperson to Engadget in his statement, “PayPal, is fully committed to complying with applicable laws and regulations in the markets in which we do business. We registered as an Electronic System Operator in Indonesia by contacting the Ministry of Communications and Informatics directly. PayPal customers can send, receive and access their money as usual. We regret any inconveniences our customers may have experienced over the past weekend.”
Epic Games and Valve bans are over
Indonesia’s in 2020 The controversial licensing rules it created allow authorities to force registered platforms to transfer data from certain users. It also has a content moderation aspect. Platforms are required to remove content that “disrupts public order” or is deemed unlawful. If the request to remove the content is urgent, only to comply four hours exists. Unless it’s urgent, they have 24 hours to remove the offending content.
Although the rules were introduced two years ago, some major companies are said to be struggling to register on time and keep their services available. According to Reuters, Meta, Amazon and Google, signed up a few days before the deadline. However, Epic Games Store and EA’s Origin service seems to be blocked.