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Monday, 7 June 2021
Following an investigation into the leak of personal data belonging to 279 million Indonesian citizens on May 20, Population and Civil Registration Director-General Zudan Arif Fakrulloh ascertained that it was not population data. As Indonesia’s Population and Civil Registration (Dukcapil) data is the world’s fourth largest big data after those of China, India and the United States, Zudan is constantly worried about the threat of hackers. Albeit Dukcapil’s system which is more sophisticated nowadays, Zudan admits that his agency’s infrastructure on the other hand is already out of date. To build a stronger system and upgrade the infrastructure, the home affairs ministry is planning to collect non-tax revenues from private companies that access Dukcapil data.
HOME affairs ministry saw itself once again dragged into a scandal when the personal data of 279 million citizens were leaked on an Internet forum on May 20. Population and Civil Registration (Dukcapil) Director-General Zudan Arif Fakrulloh personally intervened and clarified to the public that the data uploaded at the RaidForums website did not come from his agency. “The population data do not contain card numbers, mobile phone number...
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