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Gov't Publishes Draft Rules

PRIVACY LAW—INDIA

February 28, 2011

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has proposed three draft rules that would implement the Information Technology Act, 2000, reports the Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. The rules include Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Information, which covers information processed in India no matter its origin; Due Diligence Observed by Intermediaries Guidelines, which requires intermediaries to notify computer resources users of unethical and unsafe online activities and police these actions, and Guidelines for Cyber Cafés. The rules are open for comment through today, and according to the report, the U.S. Department of Commerce is considering submitting comments on behalf of the U.S. government.
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