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India moves to keep foreign data secret

India plans to enact a law to protect unauthorised use of data provided by foreign companies that subcontract to Indian firms, a government official said. “We are nearly ready with the draft of the Data Protection Act. It might be possible to enact it in the winter session of Parliament,” Rajeeva Ratna Shah, federal secretary of the department of information technology, told a conference in the southern city of Bangalore. The winter session of Parliament begins in November. Shah said the law would ensure that data from foreign companies outsourcing to Indian companies would not be revealed to rivals. “This law will increase the comfort level of global companies with outsourcing to India,” he said. “As we expand our global reach, some companies will insist on such a law before outsourcing work to India,” Nasscom President Kiran Karnik said. Full Story

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