Yesterday the National Computer Board celebrated Computer Security Day and organized a conference where keynote speaker, Dr Mahen Soobron, stated that attacks against IT systems and networks are catching the headlines.

Today I read an analysis by S. Moonesamy on the MNIC's Central Population Database. There is a reference to a document by the National Computer Board. What raises alarm here is that the document is marked "NCB MAURITIUS CONFIDENTIAL" (in bold/red) and yet the document is lurking on a public cloud. Anyone having access to internet can download the document.

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Was this document leaked by someone having access to confidential documents of the Government of Mauritius? Therefore, would my personal data be safe with the government?