Jakarta (ANTARA) - House of Representatives' (DPR's) Commission III Deputy Chairman Mardani Ali Sera reminded the Home Affairs Ministry to protect the data of citizens, as it had established cooperation with 1,227 institutions on access to citizens' data.

"Cooperation with other institutions must not overlook the security of data. Data security must first be prioritized prior to and after establishing cooperation," Mardani noted in a statement here on Tuesday.

In other countries, only court and other legal enforcement institutions have the right to give permission to concerned parties to access citizens' data. Meanwhile, the government is not allowed to disseminate citizens' data, he pointed out.

He lauded the ministry for restricting access to citizens' data only for the validity of consumers' data and not furnishing full data.

The legislator and senior politician of the Justice Prosperous Party (PKS) expressed optimism that in future, the ministry's database would be synergized with other projects, such as hospitals and schools, to facilitate the government's decision-making process.

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Translator: Imam Budilaksono. Fardah
Editor: Azizah Fitriyanti
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