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Privacy alarm in Indonesia over president's leaked vaccine certificate

Christian Fernsby |
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.

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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.

Health minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin on Friday said officials' records could no longer be accessed.

The application includes private biodata and displays vaccination dates and types administered. Its use is required for air travel and entering malls.

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