Information Technology Law [Telematics]

The rapid development of science and technology in the last five years has had an impact on the level of human civilization which has brought about major changes in shaping the patterns and behavior of people. The rapid advancement of science among others occurred in the field of telecommunications, information, and computers. Especially with the convergence of telecommunications, information, and computers. From the phenomenon of convergence, nowadays people call it an information technology revolution.

The term information technology has actually begun to be widely used in the early 1980s. This technology is a development of computer technology combined with telecommunications technology. Information technology itself is defined as a technology related to processing data into information and the process of channeling data / information within the limits of space and time

The use of information technology that is rife today has indicated that the information technology civilization that is characteristic of the third wave of society has appeared. Thus the form of civilization described by Alvin Toffler can be seen in part. Toffler explained that the civilization that had been and is being lived by humankind was divided into three waves. The first wave stretched from 8000 BC to around 1700. At this stage human life was marked by an agrarian civilization and the use of renewable energy. The second wave took place between the 1700s and 1970s, which began with the advent of the industrial revolution.

Next is the third wave of civilization which is now beginning to clear form. This civilization is marked by advances in communication and information technology (data processing). The impact of these civilizations is that the flow of information in modern human life can no longer be limited. By Marshall MacLuhan referred to as Global Village. Here it is seen that the Latin phrase that says “tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in Illis (meaning the times have changed and we have also changed with it)” feels very relevant in this era of global information technology. The picture of the same phenomenon is also illustrated by John Naisbitt who said that we have walked a new age characterized by an explosion of information (Information Explosion) along with ten main trends that actually show that we have moved away from the industrial society to the information society.

The trend continues to develop technology, of course, bring various implications that must be anticipated and also be wary of. The effort has now given birth to a legal product in the form of Law . However, with the birth, not all problems related to ITE can be handled. This problem is partly due to: First, with the birth of the Year 2008 about Information and Electronic Transactions not only this Act can be known by the public users of information technology and legal practitioners. Second, various forms of technological developments that lead to new operations and services must be identified in order to anticipate the resolution of various technical problems that are considered new so that they can be used as material for the preparation of various Implementing Regulations. Third, the enrichment of sectoral legal fields (the new legal regime) will add to the liveliness of the legal dynamics that will become part of the national legal system.