Gov’t Calls For Caution Before Installing Apps

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 24 Juli 2019
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FaceAppIndonesian Ministry of Communication and Informatics has called on the public to learn the terms and service agreements before downloading any apps on their gadgets.

The statement was made by the Ministry’s Director General of Informatics Application Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan in response to the widespread use of FaceApp’s ageing filter.

The popular use of the Russian-made app has sparked security and privacy risk concerns in many countries, indicating that the company behind the app will sell their users’ data to the Russian Government.

However, according to the latest press statement by the FaceApp spokesperson, the company does not share the users’ data with third parties nor transfer its data to Russia.

“It also states that most images are deleted within 48 hours,” Semuel added in Jakarta, Tuesday (23/7).

Although the statement made by FaceApp claims no users’ privacy has been breached, Semuel advised the people to remain cautious and always well-inform in advance before installing any apps. Semuel also said that the Government will always monitor the development of the app.

“Other countries are also doing the same thing,” he said. (Puspen Kominfo/ES)



Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Muhardi/Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas

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