Investment in Indonesia’s digital economy is being held back by the country’s uncertain legal framework, according to one of the region’s leading experts in internet law. But Facebook is making a difference.

There are 30 million internet users in Indonesia, but according to Dr Sinta Dewi, from the Faculty of Law at Padjadjaran University, e-commerce hasn’t taken off. The internet is used primarily as an information source, for instant messaging and social networking, but not for shopping.