In what could be termed a possible case of data theft, private universities seem to have access to the data of thousands of students ...
In what could be termed a possible case of data theft, private universities seem to have access to the data of thousands of students who had applied to Delhi University (DU) for at least one course, with this correspondent being one of those at the receiving end. Otherwise, how would a prospectus from one Lloyd Law College in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh come my way when I had applied for an LLB course at Delhi University’s Law Faculty?
It’s not only me. My friend and fellow aspirant Vivaan Jagdeep also received a similar prospectus from the same college. “I have never heard about Lloyd Law College and didn’t apply there. But even then I received the prospectus from this college. I was wondering how did the get my details,” Jagdeep said, mirroring my own reaction. Another DU aspirant, Akash Godhvani, also confirmed that he received a prospectus from the college without even applying there.
Officials of the Lloyd Law College contended that admission seekers applied to various colleges and they received the data of students from various education-related portals, including siksha.com . “We have tied up with several education portals, including Shiksha.com. These education portals provide us with the data of potential admission seekers. But we don’t have any data of students who applied at DU,” Akhilesh Kumar Khan who handles the admission process at the Lloyd Law College, told IANS.
He did not respond to the query of how prospectuses had been sent to those who had applied to the Delhi University Law Faculty. When contacted, Shiksha.com said it did not have any data of students who applied at the Law Faculty and only passed on information of those students who registered on its website.