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Official: DSCI To Clarify IT Act Amendment

PRIVACY LAW—INDIA

June 30, 2011

The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has announced that it will clarify a data collection amendment in the IT Act within the next two to three weeks. U.S. legal experts have expressed concern over Section 43A of the act, saying that it would put a financial burden on companies that outsource to India because they would have to obtain written consent from every client, The Times of India reports. DSCI CEO Kamlesh Bajaj says that such consent would only be necessary if a client is based in India. "We have discussed this matter with the government and expect them to clarify this stance," says Bajaj. "The fears over increased costs are baseless." Editor's Note: A review of the IT Act is featured in the current edition of The Privacy Advisor.
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