Clubhouse faces Indonesia ban if fails to register with authorities: official

FILE PHOTO: Illustration picture of social audio app Clubhouse
FILE PHOTO: The social audio app Clubhouse is seen on a mobile phone in this illustration picture taken February 8, 2021. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration/File Photo

February 17, 2021

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Social app Clubhouse has yet to register with authorities in Indonesia and could be banned if it fails to comply with local regulations, a communications ministry official said on Wednesday.

Indonesian regulations compel tech platforms to register as an Electronic System Operator (PSE) in seeking permission to operate. Dedy Permadi, a ministry spokesman, said a ministerial regulation became effective on Nov. 24 and operators have six months from that date to register.

(Reporting by Stanley Widianto; Writing by Kate Lamb; Editing by Stanley Widianto, Martin Petty)