Personal data of 50 lakh ex-servicemen may have been breached, armed forces veteran calls it chilling

JKR staff report:

In a sensational revelation, an RTI reply has indicated that a private vendor previously employed by the ministry of defence may have walked away with the personal data of 50 lakh ex-servicemen. The reply by the MoD, headed by Nirmala Sitharaman, raises several worrying questions in light of the latest reports of Facebook letting users’ data get compromised from its platform.

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So 50 lakh = 5 million. That’s a lot of people to have their details possibly copied and retained by a contractor’s employee that way. If that’s what happened. There’s a lot that is as yet unknown in this matter, it seems.

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