Proposed Data Rules Stricter than GLBA, EU Directive
PRIVACY LAW—INDIAMay 16, 2011
The Indian government's proposed regulations on protecting outsourced data could have a negative impact on the country's relationship with global companies, PC Advisor reports. The draft regulations are stricter than the U.S. Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the EU Directive and would create requirements for companies that either outsource data to India or operate there, the report states, including written prior consent--without exceptions--to collect and use data about any person within the country, citizen or not. "These types of issues may significantly impede an enterprise's ability to properly and efficiently interact with its customer base," says David Rutchik from outsourcing consultancy Pace Harmon.