Does Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Spying People Violate International Human Rights Laws to Protect the Right to Privacy?
- 10.2991/icss-18.2018.259How to use a DOI?
- KPK, Human rights, Interception
The corruption has become a serious focus for Indonesia, particularly since the reform of 1998. Under the Law Number 30 of 2002, theKPK has the authority to spy on people by tapping into their communication lines and records their conversations. By this interception power, the KPK has captured many corruptors in Indonesia. Despite of the KPK’s success, several questions arise: Does Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in spying on people violate international human rights laws to protect the right to privacy? How do international human rights instruments determine if the KPK is spying indeed unlawful? Are Indonesian laws consistent with the international human rights principles regarding the right to privacy? For answering those questions, this paper will outline the concept of the right to privacy from several privacy theorists. To determine whether or not the KPK is indeed acting unlawfully, this paper will use the privacy rights theory and the international human rights covenants in examining the right to privacy. The paper argues some of the interception actions done by the KPK, do not comply with the international principles on human rights in electronic surveillance actions. It means Indonesia must improve its laws through adding some articles in order to fully comply with international principles on human rights in electronic surveillance actions.
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TY - CONF AU - Agung Ali Fahmi AU - Dodik Pranata Wijaya PY - 2018/10 DA - 2018/10 TI - Does Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Spying People Violate International Human Rights Laws to Protect the Right to Privacy? BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1233 EP - 1237 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-18.2018.259 DO - 10.2991/icss-18.2018.259 ID - Fahmi2018/10 ER -