Impact of Ghozali’s Viral Way to Become a Billionaire, Dukcapil Reminds the Danger of Selfies with e-KTP


The phenomenon of digital business through Non-Fungible Token (NFT) on various online sites is currently being discussed.

In fact, it became even more widespread, especially after selfie photos of an Indonesian citizen named Ghozali sold his selfies through OpenSea media, and were valued very dearly as a form of art appreciation.

In this regard, the Director General of Dukcapil, Ministry of Home Affairs, Zudan Arif Fakrulloh, has expressed his opinion.

According to Director General Zudan, the digital era, which is growing rapidly and advancing at this time, must continue to be supported by all parties, towards an Indonesia that is increasingly creative, innovative and great.

“In order for Indonesia to be at the forefront, continue towards a new economy that can compete with modern countries that have also implemented digitalization in their public services,” said Director General Zudan Arif Fakrulloh in an official statement in Jakarta, Sunday (16/1/2022).

However, Zudan reminded, there are important things that need to be addressed in this new, all-digital economy era.

Namely, the phenomenon of people selling photos of population documents, such as e-KTP, Family Cards and Birth Certificates.

This includes taking selfies with residence documents such as an e-KTP on the side which clearly shows/read their personal and personal data in the hope that they can be verified and validated by online media where buying and selling transactions are made in order to generate rupiah.

“Selling photos of population documents and taking selfies with e-KTP documents on the side for verification is very vulnerable to fraud/fraud/crimes by ‘data scavengers’ or irresponsible parties because population data can be resold in the market. underground or “used” in online economic transactions such as online loans,” said Director General Zudan.

People’s misunderstanding of the importance of protecting personal and personal data is an important issue that must be addressed jointly by all parties.

Therefore, according to Zudan, education to the entire community by all of us not to easily display personal and personal data in any online media is very necessary.

With regard to online economic activities, Zudan appealed to the public to be more selective in choosing parties who can be trusted, verified and provide guarantees for the confidentiality of personal or personal data.

Because there are still many financial institutions, both banking and non-banking, that have been registered with the OJK, require an e-KTP photo and selfie photo to be uploaded.

The sanctions are not kidding.

For those who distribute population documents, including themselves who have residence documents such as photos of e-KTPs in online media without rights, there is a threat of imprisonment for a maximum of 10 (ten) years and a maximum fine of Rp. 1,000,000,000 (one billion rupiah).

“This is mandated in Article 96 and Article 96A of Law Number 24 of 2013 concerning Amendments to Law Number 23 of 2006 concerning Population Administration,” said Zudan Arif Fakrulloh.