Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday wrote to the Chairperson of CBSE, Anita Karwal, regarding the massive breach of data regarding candidates who appeared for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) this year.
The letter was made public by the official twitter handle of Congress.
Congress President @RahulGandhi writes to the Chairperson CBSE to order an enquiry into the data breach and to put in place effective safeguards to prevent safeguards to prevent future breaches. pic.twitter.com/R7WWbsHb7D
— Congress (@INCIndia) July 24, 2018
The Congress Chief informed Karwal about the fact that candidate data is available on certain websites for a price and over 2 lakh students have had their data leaked till now.
Gandhi expressed his shock over this alarming incident which has compromised the privacy of the students. ” I am shocked by this wide scale theft of personal data that has compromised the privacy of candidates across the country,” he wrote.
He stated that this breach highlights the serious lack of safeguards to prevent data breaches and questioned the ability of C.B.S.E to ensure the sanctity of the one of the most important examination process of India.
He concluded his letter by urging her to order an enquiry into this shocking lapse and asked her to punish all the officials who turn out to be responsible for the same.
He also requested her to put in some strong safeguards in order to prevent any such data breaches in the future.