Indonesia’s health ministry said people should no longer worry about the security of their personal data now that the filtering features of the government’s PeduliLindungi app have been integrated into 15 major apps.
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“Partners cannot keep any data from PeduliLindungi,” Setiaji, head of the ministry’s digital transformation office. said today.
Setiaji said the data exchanged takes the form of encrypted tokens, which by design cannot be used by both PeduliLindungi and partner applications to identify individual users. In addition, the data is not stored on the partner application’s server, and the check-in and check-out locations of users using PeduliLindungi would also not be stored or transmitted to other systems.
“What is provided is only information on the status of users, and whether entry is granted or denied. [to a public facility]. “
PeduliLindungi has become a vital app in the country in recent months, as Indonesians are forced to access public facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government has made efforts to include the app’s filtering functionality on 15 other popular apps in an effort to expand digital filtering and tracking coverage amid increasing public mobility. The app contains, among other things, the digital history of users’ COVID-19 vaccinations and tests.
The main functionalities of PeduliLindungi are now integrated with Gojek, Grab, Tokopedia, Traveloka, Tiket, Shopee, DANA, Livin ‘by Mandiri, BNI Mobile, LinkAja, MCash, Jaki, GOERS, Cinema XXI and Loket.
The government also plans to further develop the integrated health and mobility tracking application as a digital payment tool.
The ministry also said it is working to make things easier for Indonesians who do not own smartphones by incorporating their vaccination and testing history into their NIK (identity card number).
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