It’s crazy to sell ID cards as NFTs, the Ministry of Home Affairs reveals the threat of 10 years imprisonment


It’s amazing that Indonesians are busy uploading selfies KTP electronics in marketplace NFT to achieve success like Ghozali Everyday. Seeing this phenomenon, the Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri) warned about the dangers of carelessly uploading ID cards on the internet.

“Selling photos of population documents and taking selfies with e-KTP documents on the side for verification is very vulnerable to acts of 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 the Director General of Dukcapil, Ministry of Home Affairs, Zudan Arif Fakrulloh in his written press statement, Sunday (16/1/2022).

Zudan explained that the public’s lack of understanding to protect personal data is an important issue that must be addressed together. For that, said Zudan, the public must be educated so that they do not carelessly display their personal data in cyberspace.

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

Zudan appealed to the public to be more selective in choosing trusted parties to ensure the confidentiality of personal data. Because, he said, there are still many financial institutions, both banking and non-banking, that apply the requirements for selfie photos of electronic ID cards.

“There are still many financial institutions, both banking and non-banking that have been registered with the OJK, requiring e-KTP photos and selfie photos to be uploaded,” he said.

Zudan emphasized that there are criminal sanctions awaiting those who share personal documents with electronic ID cards in online media without rights. Disseminators, whether other people or themselves, can be punished with a sentence of 10 years and a maximum fine of Rp. 1 billion.

“The sanctions are not joking. 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 fine of a maximum of Rp. 1,000,000,000 (one billion rupiah),” said Zudan.

“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,” he added. have tried to directly browse NFT’s sales platform, OpenSea. As a result there are several photos of ID cards which are sold as NFT.’

There are photos of ID cards that show the outside with pictures of the territory of Indonesia, there are also those who sell NFTs in the form of photo ID cards containing complete identities containing NIK, date of birth, and residential address.

Even the NFT sales platform is like an online shop or a food delivery service application. Because, there are those who sell photos of clothes, home furnishings, food, and worse, there are those who sell photos of other people’s babies.

It is known, it all started when Ghozali Everyday’s account on OpenSea went viral because of sales of NFT selfie photos that reached billions of rupiah. The owner of the Ghozali Everyday account has successfully earned money from consistently selling selfie photos taken within the last 5 years.

Ghozali Everyday’s real name is Sultan Gustaf AL Ghozali, a 7th semester student at the Faculty of Computer Science, D-4 Animation Study Program, Dian Nuswantoro University (Udinus) Semarang. The second son of three brothers, the couple Erna Setyawati and Heru Kamdani, also admitted that he was surprised because his photos had even gone viral.

“Initially it was promoted by the Indonesian NFT community. Then foreign people bought it, even chef Arnold bought it. He even bought 25, a photo of my face, haha,” said Ghozali while laughing when met at his campus, Semarang, Thursday ( 13/1).

Ghozali didn’t think it would cost billions because he took selfies for 5 years. Whereas initially the selfie photo was to be used as a timelapse video of his change since graduating from SMK 5 Semarang in 2017.

Unexpectedly, his consistency of taking selfies for 5 years every day was appreciated by NFT collectors and sold well. Detikcom’s monitoring on Thursday (13/1), the cheapest Ghozali Everyday NFT collection was sold for 0.28 ETH or around Rp. 13.5 million. With a total of 932 collections, Ghozali’s NFT business is worth almost Rp 12.6 billion.

“That’s the value of the total who bought it, some say it’s up to Rp. 12 billion. But for example, if someone buys Rp. 20 million, I get 10% and so on. The total income is around Rp. 1.5 billion,” said Ghozali.



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