Privacy alarm in Indonesia over president's leaked Covid-19 vaccine certificate | Malay Mail

Privacy alarm in Indonesia ov…

Privacy alarm in Indonesia over president's leaked Covid-19 vaccine certificate | Malay Mail

Malay Mail | 2021-09-03 10:59

JAKARTA, Sept 3 -- A leak online of the president's Covid-19 vaccine certificate has heightened concern in Indonesia about information security, coming in the same week as a data breach affecting 1.3 million users of a government contact-tracing application President Joko Widodo's vaccine records were accessed using the app, PeduliLindungi (care protect), and shared widely on social media, raising questions among experts about the government's commitment to data security. Digital analyst Ismail Fahmi said the leak showed how easy it was to view or potentially use another individual's vaccination certificate, even that of a head of state. "If there was protection, there would be an investigation into why this problem persists, why personal records can be easily mined," he said. "But there is no such protection." Health minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin on Friday said officials' records c…


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