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Gov't: New Rules Don't Apply to Outsourcers

PRIVACY LAW—INDIA

August 25, 2011

India's government said yesterday that the new rules governing service providers' data collection practices will not apply to outsourcing service providers, reports the Hunton & Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. Some had voiced concerns that the new rules would make it difficult for Indian companies performing data processing services for companies outside of the country to meet the consent requirement. But India's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology clarified yesterday that "any body corporate providing services relating to collection, storage, dealing or handling of sensitive personal data or information under contractual obligation with any legal entity located within or outside India is exempt from the consent requirement."
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