E-wallet LinkAja gets access to Indonesia's Civil Registry for user data checks

Gunawan (L), representing the Civil Registry, and LinkAja COO Harjati Lawidjaja, at the collaboration agreement signing event © CompassList

Move allows more than 2,000 public and private entities to verify user data against government records, but the public has raised privacy and security concerns

E-wallet service LinkAja is working with the Indonesian Civil Registry to check the data uploaded by its users against the national citizen records, which both parties say will reduce data falsification and fraud.Users of the state consortium-owned e-wallet service currently do not have to submit their name or citizen ID information to create a basic LinkAja account. The basic account has a balance cap of IDR 2m, and does not allow fund transfers to another LinkAja account. But users who fill up an identity form and submit a digital image of their national ID can upgrade their account to raise...
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