Jan 152019

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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