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Disclosure of all govt email IDs national security threat: CIC

Email IDs of all government officials cannot be provided under the Right to Information Act as it could cause a serious security threat, the Central Information Commission has ruled.

The Full Bench of the Commission, however, directed the National Informatics Centre to quickly complete a web directory carrying email IDs of officials dealing public issues in larger public interest.

“Providing the list of all email IDs in a CD format could pose a security threat as well as the risk of disruption of essential public services by making the information susceptible to misuse/abuse,” the Bench comprising Information Commissioners Basant Seth, Yashovardhan Azad and Sridhar Acharyulu said.
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