Offer other options apart from PeduliLindungi app: House Speaker

Offer other options apart from PeduliLindungi app: House Speaker

The House of Representatives' Speaker Puan Maharani in a general lecture at the Padang State University (UNP). ANTARA/Mutiara/my

Whatever the new system or tool to be used later, the government must ensure that the tool containing the citizens' personal data is leak-proof
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The House of Representatives' Speaker Puan Maharani highlighted the importance of the government providing other options to the public apart from the PeduliLindungi application.

"Thus, providing other options apart from the PeduliLindungi application is important for the government to guarantee the rights of citizens," the House speaker noted in Jakarta, Monday.

Maharani praised the government's plan to not make PeduliLindungi the sole gatekeeping application to access means of public transportation or spaces.

Other protocols for citizens, such as presenting vaccine certificates and COVID-19 test results, must be implemented at the earliest, as they are important, she emphasized.

"Every citizen, who has a sophisticated or less sophisticated smartphone, or even those who does not have a 'smartphone' must have the same rights to access public spaces and transportation," she affirmed.

Maharani called to give top priority to whatever options the government provided apart from the PeduliLindung application that guarantees the citizens' personal data protection.

This was since all mechanisms must use the single identity number as the main data, she remarked.

"Whatever the new system or tool to be used later, the government must ensure that the tool containing the citizens' personal data is leak-proof," Maharani stressed.

The House speaker necessitates this guarantee, so that no one would be harmed due to the leakage of their personal data.

Maharani deemed the guarantee of personal data protection as important, as the government had involved the private sector to integrate the PeduliLindungi application system with other private application systems.

"Collaboration with the private sector in the shape of system integration must have clear rules, so that the citizens' personal data can be properly protected and not fall to irresponsible parties, such as illegal online loans and so on," she emphasized.

Maharani reminded all parties, such as the government and private sector, to pay special attention to the protection of citizens' personal data, while the House of Representatives and the government discussed the Personal Data Protection Bill.

The House speaker urged the government and private sector to edify the public on personal data protection. This measure must be taken, so that people have a sound understanding of necessary steps to be taken in the event of leakage or misuse of their personal data.

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