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CCE-Andhra Pradesh leaks students’ gender, caste, quota, Aadhaar data on website

The Commissionerate of College Education, Andhra Pradesh, has leaked the personal data, including Aadhaar numbers, of over 64,000 past and present students, reports The Times of India. MediaNama was able to access information contained in this leak. One of the exposed datasets shows personally identifiable information of individuals, furnishing details such as caste, gender, Aadhaar, the course they are enrolled in, college name, district etc. The data belongs to degree students enrolled in government colleges across all 13 districts of the state. The college management collected this information to avoid duplication in scholarships and fee reimbursement, former MLC, KS Lakshmana Rao told TOI. The details were reportedly uploaded without the consent of the students. Andhra Pradesh state officials said that the mistake was unintentional, and had planned to take these details down by today. However, this information continues to be on the…

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