Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government guarantees that people`s personal data under Indonesia`s e-identity card (e-KTP) system is well secured and protected from tampering or duplication, a Home Affairs Ministry official said.

"A person`s data in the e-ID cards cannot be easily broken into because it is protected by a technological systems devised by a team of experts in their fields," Reydonnyzar Moenek, a Home Affairs Ministry official said here Monday.

But the e-ID card system also needed to be protected by all components of the nation so that people`s private demographic data could not be used by irresponsible parties, he said.

"The successful implementation of the e-ID card program requires synergy among all components of the nation," he said.

The ministry`s data center had so far been uploaded with the personal data of 8,628,356 Indonesian citizens, and in Jakarta 2.5 million out of the capital`s seven million residents had been registered under the e-ID system.

"This shows a significant improvement" he said.

The Home Affairs Ministry had not yet decided on the use of one out of two printing machine brands to produce the e-ID cards.

According to Moenek, the government would prepare 13 printing machines with a maximum print capacity of 20,000 e-ID cards per day. The test machine has been running for a week with printing ability of about 6,000 to 10,000 cards per day for one machine.

In the future the ministry would increase the number of printing machines to 29 units, where each machine would be capable of printing 600,000 e-ID cards monthly.

"With the machine`s capability and numbers, we are confident that e-ID card printing for 197 districts or cities target will be achieved," he said.

E-ID card printing had been started due to growing demand for the card following a nation-wide campaign to familiarize the people with the e-ID card system. (*)

Editor: Kunto Wibisono
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