Online database of Maldivian personal details reportedly shutdown

A database pertaining to detail personal information about all Maldivians over 17 years of age has been shutdown hours after going online today, local media has reported.

According to Haveeru, the website that published the information, which has since been taken down, allowed a user to find the birthdates and address of a citizen simply by entering their name into an online database.

The report claims that the Department of National Registration had rejected the possibility of the details having been leaked through its office. The department added that it had been investigating the website following complaints about the data being published.

Police were unavailable for comment on the matter when contacted by Minivan News at the time of press.