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EPFO Says No Data Leakage From Its Data Centre

An initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Common Services Centres (CSC) provide web-enabled e-governance services in rural areas.

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EPFO Says No Data Leakage From Its Data Centre

EPFO or Employees' Provident Fund Organisation offers retirement fund schemes for the salaried


Highlights

  1. EPFO says it has been taking all necessary precautions
  2. Warnings regarding vulnerabilities in data a routine process, says EPFO
  3. EPFO offers retirement fund schemes for the salaried
EPFO or Employees' Provident Fund Organisation on Wednesday said there was no data leakage from its data centre. The clarification from EPFO came after reports suggested the retirement fund body had in March informed the Ministry of Electronics and IT of a "data theft". Reports said that EPFO had asked the ministry to deploy an expert technical team to plug in the gaps. In a press release on May 2, retirement fund body EPFO said it has taken advance action by "closing the server and host service through Common Service Centres pending vulnerability checks as part of the data security and protection".

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"EPFO has been taking all necessary precautions and measures to ensure that no data leakage takes place," it said on Wednesday. "Warnings regarding vulnerabilities in data or software" are a "routine administrative process based on which the services which were rendered through Common Service Centres have been discontinued" from March 22, 2018.

An initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Common Services Centres (CSC) provide web-enabled e-governance services in rural areas.

The news is relating to the services through Common Service Centres and not about EPFO software or data centre, said EPFO, which offers retirement fund schemes for the salaried.

"No confirmed data leakage has been established or observed so far. As part of the data security and protection... As such, there is nothing to be concerned about the news item. EPFO is continuously monitoring and will continue to be vigilant about it in future," EPFO added.


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