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Jakarta Post

LinkAja partners with government on citizens data sharing

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 20, 2020   /  12:45 pm
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Director of data utilization and population for the Home Ministry's Population and Civil Registration Directorate General, Gunawan (left), and electronic payment platform LinkAja director of operations Haryati Lawidjaja pose at the launch of a cooperation on data sharing between the two institutions on Jan. 17.(JP/Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman)

Electronic payment platform LinkAja has signed a partnership agreement with the Home Ministry on citizens data sharing to improve the fintech operator’s verification process. LinkAja director of operations Haryati Lawidjaja said the partnership with the ministry’s Population and Civil Registration Directorate General would enable the payment platform to corroborate clients’ information through an online platform with data registered through the government. The directorate general then provides feedback data confirming whether the clients’ information is correct. LinkAja, established in July last year, uses citizens identity numbers (NIK) in its electronic know your customer (e-KYC) system. Prior to this cooperation, LinkAja, which has over 40 million users and 250,000 merchants nationwide, used to verify its clients' data with ID card photos. "We...