E-KTP Data Loss is a Hoax: Home Affairs Minister
Date 19 Maret 2018
Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo clarified issue spread on social media about data loss of 72 million electronic Indonesian Identity Cards (e-KTP). The information about the loss of 72 million e-KTP is a hoax. The information is not valid, it is deception, Tjahjo said in Jakarta, on Sunday (18/3) as quoted by www.kemendagri.go.id (http://www.kemendagri.go.id).
The Minister firmly said, information about data leak of Single Identity Number (NIK) and Family Register (KK) of mobile phone users is also not true. He explained, NIK and KK number used in the registration of mobile phone cards could not be used as banking fraud, because NIK and KK data detail could not be opened, we can only see the numbers. Because operators use only NIK and KK number without access to open its data. Both numbers are used only as verification whether it match or not, Tjahjo firmly said.
Minister Tjahjo Kumolo added, the issue about 72 million e-KTP data loss is also not true at all. The information is a hoax. There is no such 72 million empty and loss e-KTP, it does not make any sense. The Minister suspected the issue on 72 million e-KTP data loss was spread out intentionally to aggravate the situation. The intention was to unsettle public.
In fact, the Minister added, all data are stored well. And at this time the available blank are only about 20 million, not 72 million. According to the data, it does not make any sense. The issue is a hoax, Tjahjo concluded. (Puspen Kemendagri/ES) (EPI/YM/Naster)