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Breach of privacy: Data of 250,000 NEET students being sold online

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Data of 250,000 NEET students being sold online

Mayank Jain
In yet another case of potential breach of privacy, data of students who took the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test this year is available for buyers through a website. The website [name withheld till it’s taken down] claims to have access to records of 250,000 students along with their gender, roll numbers, rank in the exam as well as their mobile numbers. 

NEET is administered by CBSE as the entrance exam for medical colleges across the country. More than 1.3 million candidates appeared for the exam this year out of which data for 250,000 students is available for anyone willing

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First Published: Jul 19 2018 | 2:02 AM IST

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