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Indian outsourcing gets privacy legislation

India’s ministry of information technology and the country’s main software trade association are drafting a data protection act designed to allay growing privacy concerns in the US and Europe related to offshore outsourcing. The legislation, expected to be enacted the beginning of next year, would provide legal safeguards to ensure data privacy protection in India, said Kiran Karnik, president of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom). The rules are being drafted primarily to address the European Union’s strict privacy requirements, Karnik said. EU laws prohibit companies from exporting data to or storing data in countries that lack privacy safeguards comparable to the EU’s. Full Story

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