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More than 46 million users of prepaid cards have registered their numbers

November, 09 2017 | 01:12 am Photo courtesy of Communications and Information Ministry
Photo courtesy of Communications and Information Ministry

The Communications and Information Ministry recently disclosed that more than 46 million users of prepaid cards had registered their numbers as of Nov. 7, one week after the phone registration program started on Oct.31, 2017.

Communications and Information Ministry director general for post and informatics management Ahmad M. Ramli said that the number continued to increase and that “as of today, as many as 46,559,400 subscribers of prepaid cards have registered their numbers.” He made the comments at the Forum Merdeka Barat 9 (FMB9) media gathering event in Jakarta on Nov.7.

Rami reassured users’ of the security of their citizenship identity numbers (NIK) and family card (KK) details, which are used to register their phone numbers.

The Communications and Information Ministry, in collaboration with operators, will also release a feature to allow customers to check their data in mid-November, 2017.

“There is nothing to worry about as operators will enable users to check their data on Nov. 13,” he said.

In addition, Ramli also asserted that data security was guaranteed under the 2013 Law No. 24 on civil registry data.

Rumors about the insecurity of the NIK and KK used to register phone numbers, he said, were unfounded because under Law No. 24, those who misused data would face sanctions.