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New Rules Raise Concerns

PRIVACY LAW—INDIA & U.S.

May 23, 2011

U.S. companies are reacting to India's new privacy rules, suggesting they may be "too restrictive," The Washington Post reports. The Information Technology Rules 2011 control the collection and use of personal information for all organizations in India as well as multinationals with offices in the country or that outsource business operations there. Among the concerns being raised are worries that the rules are far more restrictive than those in place in the EU and U.S., the report states, and "add a cumbersome layer of disclosures such as obtaining written consent from each customer before collecting and using personal data." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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