PSA on stolen laptops: Data on system encrypted

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AN OFFICIAL of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Cebu assured the public that the laptops stolen from one of their satellite offices will not reveal information of those who have registered for the National ID, stressing the data in their system is encrypted.

In an interview on Friday, June 24, 2022, PSA information officer Clare Coronado said the public should not worry over the incident, which she said had already been reported to police and the PSA Central Office in Manila.

It was PSA-Central Visayas employee Geralyn Puray Bacolod, 23, who discovered that two of the laptops they use for National ID registration was already gone when she arrived at their office inside a mall in Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

Coronado said the missing laptops were used only for the national ID processing and not for other PSA-related services.

She added that investigation on the incident is ongoing.

She said they have also advised their personnel manning their registration centers to secure their equipment to prevent any similar incidents from occurring in the future. (PAC / TPT)

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