NEET data leak: Rahul Gandhi writes to CBSE chief, demands inquiry and strict action against guilty

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday wrote to the CBSE chief, Anita Karwal, for ordering an inquiry into the data breach of NEET student, and to put in place effective safeguards to prevent such a breach in the future.

Rahul Gandhi

This was after a media report recently exposed the alarming breach of personal data, including details of names, phone numbers and email ids of over 2,00,000 candidates who appeared for CBSE’s NEET examination.

In his letter to Karwal, Rahul said that this information was available for a price on some online portals. “I am shocked by this wide scale theft of personal data that has compromised the privacy of candidates across the country. This highlights the serious lack of safeguards to prevent data breach, and calls into question the ability of the C.B.S.E to ensure the sanctity of the examination process,” Rahul added.

The Congress president also asked for ‘an inquiry’ and action ‘against the officials responsible for the same.’ He said, “In addition, I request you to put in additional safeguards to prevent the recurrence of such data breaches.”

The full text of Rahul’s letter to Karwal:

Dear Anita Karwal Ji,

This is to call your attention to recent media reports regarding the massive breach of candidate data who appeared for the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) this year. It is alleged that this data is available on certain websites for a price, and has leaked the data of over 2.00,000 students.

I am shocked by this wide scale theft of personal data that has compromised the privacy of candidates across the country. This highlights the serious lack of safeguards to prevent data breach, and calls into question the ability of the C.B.S.E 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 recurrence of such data breaches.

Sincerely,
Rahul Gandhi

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