PH: Updated claims: No passport data loss, breach
Roy Mabasa and PNA report:
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday backpedaled from his earlier allegations that French contractor Oberthur reportedly ran away with the data of millions of passport applicants when its contract was abruptly terminated by the Philippine government in 2013.
“Data is not run-away-able but made inaccessible. Access denied,” Locsin said in his tweet.
Locsin tweeted the clarification a day after APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker, said there was no passport data loss or breach.
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