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Group Calls for Body to Oversee Privacy

DATA PROTECTION—INDIA

April 1, 2011

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) is calling for a national body to oversee cybersecurity and data protection concerns, India Infoline News Service reports. ASSOCHAM also wants a "detailed regulatory, legal and policy-enabling regime to facilitate further protection and preservation of cybersecurity," the report states. The calls came from the ASSOCHAM event "Safeguarding the Digital Economy." The group's cyberlaw committee chairman, Pawan Duggal, said, "Both the requirements of national sovereign governments as those of balancing the needs of data protection and privacy have to be appropriately addressed."
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