DOW Medical University is one of the most established and recognized medical institutes, well-known for the quality of education they are offering. They have maintained their monopoly being the best school for aspiring doctors in Karachi. So imagine, the dreams and passion that the student has burning inside them when they walk through the gates of that university to give their admission test?
But unfortunately, the perception of the institute changed for this future doctor, who like a thousand others applied with a hope of being a part of this prestigious institute. She didn’t make it through the test and ended up in another university but after a few months, she came to know that her confidential information, that was definitely university’s responsibility to keep safe, was sold and reached to the people she didn’t even know.
Rabia Aziz shares on Facebook that she was receiving messages from people in Thatta, which is about 100 km away from her residential location. She says that after consistently receiving messages and being asked about where she studies, she responded and was shocked to know how the people got her phone number.
Rightfully labeling it as a ‘breach of confidentiality’, Rabia says that she got messages from three different numbers, who sent her passport size pictures and snaps of her DMC admission form to her. She came to know that their admission forms were later sold to ‘old paper sellers’ or Radhi paper.
She was not the only one, in fact, many other forms were similarly sold as well.
Here is what she had to say about it:
It is distressing to see how such reputed institutions have zero consideration about privacy and confidentiality of a student. The forms included sensitive and personal details, like phone numbers, addresses, and identity card details as well. Even after the story going viral on social media, the university has yet to come up with their explanation or apology for such carelessness.
What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments section below.