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  Metros   Delhi  01 Oct 2018  Don’t upload personal info on sites, bureaucrats told

Don’t upload personal info on sites, bureaucrats told

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Published : Oct 1, 2018, 6:40 am IST
Updated : Oct 1, 2018, 6:40 am IST

CERT-In is functional organisation of the ministry of electronics and information technology with an objective of securing Indian cyberspace.

 (Representational image)
  (Representational image)

New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked all heads of departments not to upload documents containing “sensitive” personal information like Aadhaar and mobile numbers on the websites of their respective departments.

The move came after it was observed that some departments are uploading documents containing “sensitive” personal information such as Aadhaar and mobile numbers on their websites.

 

In a communication issu-ed on September 11, the Delhi government’s IT department has asked pri-ncipal secretaries and secretaries to review the contents already uploaded on their websites and remove sensitive information immediately if any, following it received several “warnings” from the ministry of electronics and information technology.

In the communication to principal secretaries and secretaries, special secretary (information technology) Ajay Chagti also sought confirmation letter by the departments that their website does not contain any “sensitive” information.

“It has been observed that some departments are uploading documents containing sensitive personal information like Aadhaar numbers, mobile numbers, etc., on their websites. IT department has been frequently receiving warnings/communication from CERT-In regarding Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Domain ‘http://delhi.Gov.In’ and ‘ndelhi.Gov.In’,” Mr Chagti said.

 

CERT-In is functional organisation of the ministry of electronics and information technology with an objective of securing Indian cyberspace.

Mr Chagti said all department and agencies are advised to adhere to the provisions of the Aadhaar Act 2016 and Information Technology Act 2000.

On September 26, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of “Aadhaar”, ruling that it is not mandatory for bank accounts, phone connect-ions or school admissions.

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