Congress president Rahul Gandhi wrote a letter to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), demanding an enquiry into the alleged massive data breach of candidates, who appeared for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) this year. In the letter to CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal, Gandhi called for putting in place additional safeguards to prevent such a breach in the future.
In his letter to Anita Karwal, the Congress president wrote ‘’it is alleged that data of candidates who appeared for NEET this year, is available on certain websites for a price and has leaked data of over 2,00,000 students. I strongly urge you to order an inquiry’.
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
Further slamming the organisation, Congress chief Rahul said “I am shocked by this wide scale theft of personal data that has compromised the privacy of candidates across the country.”
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The Congress leader’s letter came following reports that personal data, including names, phone numbers and email ids of over 2,00,000 candidates, who appeared for CBSE’s National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) this year were available for a price on some online portals.