Friday, December 23, 2005

India: data protection laws

I was reading through the latest press release about plans by India to amend the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act. The changes were expected to take place this year, but has been deferred until next year. With the growth of outsourcing activity and concerns about data theft, any legal measures that would tighten data security and update existing laws should be welcomed. However, until this is achieved, companies will still have to rely on contractual clauses to safeguard individuals' data. More awareness by users about the implications of global outsourcing is needed.

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