Securing Examination Data: No Child’s Play

The e-commerce giant Amazon, a vendor on the platform named ‘Shastri Nagar Charkya Puri’, two websites, namely, “Students Database India” & “Students Database”, and shockingly a few government and school management officials have reportedly compromised the personal information of Class X and Class XII students across the country. Concerned about the threat to children's privacy and safety caused by such data breaches, in July 2021, IFF sent thirty-two representations to the State and Union Territory Commissions for the Protection of Child Rights in India and filed three Right to Information (RTI) requests with the Central Board of School Education (CBSE), National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and the Ministry of Education’s Department of School Education and Literacy.

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