JAKARTA - The development of Indonesia's national data centre should refrain from using foreign funds in order to avoid data misuse that could negatively impact on Indonesians, said the House of Representatives' Commission I member Sukamtha.

"It's understandable that there are concerns about foreign interference, which could potentially result in data mining from foreign parties," he said as quoted from the House's official website, Tuesday (4/8).

According to Mr Sukamtha, foreign financing in the national data project could potentially be misappropriated if its implementation and technicals are not clearly regulated. Thus, he said the government should partner globally recognised local data centre experts.

Recently the French government declared that it would take part in financing the development of a national data centre in Kutai, East Kalimantan during a meeting between French Ambassador to Indonesia Oliver Chambard and Communications Minister Johnny G. Plate in mid-July. (LK/MS)