Citizen Lab Communications Officer Irene Poetranto authored an op-ed in The Jakarta Post on 14 December. In Time for greater transparency, Poetranto writes about the recent spying allegations by the Australian spy agency and the market for surveillance technologies in Indonesia.
Poetranto also mentioned Citizen Lab research into FinFisher, a network intrusion malware that is marketed and sold exclusively to law enforcement and intelligence agencies. In a recent report, Citizen Lab uncovered the presence of FinFisher devices in Indonesia.
“The time is now for Indonesia to play an active role in ensuring that surveillance protocols and codes of ethical conduct exist not just abroad, as part of efforts to normalize its relations with Australia and other countries, but also at home.”