Indonesia’s Immigration Office wants to impose QR code surveillance on foreigners

QR code surveillance - Passport

The country’s Immigration Office is reportedly developing a monitoring system for foreigners. Anyone thinking of travelling to Indonesia may one day soon find themselves subject to a QR code surveillance system. According to the institution’s Immigration Director Ronny Franky Sompie, the Indonesia’s Immigration Office is developing a monitoring system that uses a quick response (QR) codeto track foreigners who come into the country. The 2D square barcode will be added to passports or visas. “We are developing a QR code technology to be placed on the passports or visas of…

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Bank Indonesia officially launches national QR code payments standard

National QR Code Payments Standard Launched in Indonesia

The Quick Response Indonesia Standard (QRIS) code system has been released. Bank Indonesia (BI) has finally launched its national QR code payments standard, the QRIS code system. The goal of this system is to universalize cashless payment in the country. The system allows for a consumer to transfer funds from one payment system to any other within the BI ecosystem. As QR Code press reported back in April, Bank Indonesia, Indonesia’s central bank, had been working on conducting a trial to establish national QR code payments standards for the country’s…

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QR code standards to be implemented by Indonesia later this year

QR Code Standards - quick response codes

Bank Indonesia wants higher interoperability between various providers of payment solutions. Bank Indonesia (BI), Indonesia’s central bank, is presently conducting a trial to establish QR code standards for the country’s various payment system providers. QR codes are starting to be used by the country’s citizens for mobile payments. Called QRIS (Indonesian Standard QR Code), Bank Indonesia’s QR code standards trial is about developing one code to be used by multiple payment system providers at every merchant. The bank believes that the standardization of the quick response code will result in…

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QR codes help Indonesian merchants make sales

QR codes smartphone

These quick response codes are helping to make mobile payments possible for sellers and consumers. Among the largest challenges to the technology environment in Indonesia is in its mobile payments ecosystem, as 99 percent of transactions are currently conducted in cash, although the use of QR codes could soon make a notable change to that figure. Using smartphones for completing transactions may soon make it more possible for Indonesians to use cashless payments. There has been a considerable amount of thought given to ways to help to adopt mobile payments…

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