In a major breach of privacy, personal data of 4,000 Right to Information (RTI) applicants have been uploaded on the website of the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The Bombay High Court today instructed the Secretary of the ministry to conduct an inquiry into this data leak.
Students of a country are the most powerful and important resource for better development. Students create the future of a country. As important students are, they sometimes end up being exploited and denied of their rights.
The Delhi High Court has reiterated that disclosure of personal information is exempted under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, in absence of any larger public interest, as it would cause unwarranted invasion of privacy under Section 8(1)(j) of the Act.
A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the PM CARES Fund to divulge information under the Right to Information Act, 2005 and a direction to the trust to display on its website the details of the money received and for what purposes it has been utilized.