Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s Covid-19 vaccine particulars have been leaked this week by means of the nation’s official coronavirus vaccine passport app, sparking concern about Indonesia’s well being information privateness.
Widodo’s vaccine certificates was accessed by means of the Ministry of Communications PeduliLindungi contact tracing and vaccine passport app after which shared on social media, with the leaked particulars together with the president’s title, date of beginning, vaccination dates and sort, and identification quantity.
The flaw within the app was quickly mounted, in line with Indonesian Well being Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, nevertheless photos of the leaked certificates stay on social media.
The incident sparked information privateness considerations in Indonesia, with social media customers questioning whether or not they might nonetheless belief the federal government’s Covid-19 app.
“I belief the federal government’s apps much less and fewer after this,” one individual commented, whereas one other questioned whether or not a YouTuber would quickly make a video trying to entry the mall – the place vaccine passports are required for entry – utilizing the president’s certificates.
Presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman advised Tribunnews that the president’s workplace “regrets the incident” and referred to as for an investigation into the info breach “in order that comparable incidents don’t occur once more.”
“Hopefully associated events will instantly take particular steps to forestall comparable incidents, together with defending public information,” the spokesperson declared.
The leak of the president’s vaccine information comes simply days after Indonesia introduced an investigation right into a flaw in its Well being Alert Card (eHAC) app, which left well being statuses and different private data of 1.3 million folks uncovered.
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