Congress Leader, Rahul Gandhi today released a letter, addressed to the Central Board of Secondary Education, seeking an inquiry in the data breach in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). Rahul wrote the letter to, CBSE chairman Anita Karwal, and expressed his concerns over the theft of the information of the candidates who had applied for the examination.
“It’s alleged that data of candidates who appeared for NEET this year, is available on certain websites for a price & has leaked data of over 2,00,000 students. I strongly urge you to order an inquiry.”
“I am shocked by the wide scale theft of personal data that has compromised the security of candidates across the country. This highlights the serious lack of safeguards to prevent data breach, and calls into question the ability of the CBSE to ensure the sanctity of the examination process. I strongly urge you to order an inquiry against this shocking lapse, and take action against the officials responsible for the same. In addition, I request you to put in additional safeguards to prevent the occurrences of such data breaches. ”
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