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Experts: Clarification Still Leaves Many Open Questions

PRIVACY LAW—INDIA

August 26, 2011

Nasscom and the Data Security Council of India have welcomed the clarification issued by India's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, The Economic Times reports. The government said Wednesday that the rules governing service providers' data collection practices will not apply to outsourcing service providers located in India. Miriam Wugmeister and Cynthia Rich of Morrison & Foerster told the Daily Dashboard that the clarification does limit the scope of the privacy rules, but there are still many open questions. "For example, do the privacy rules apply to employers in India? Do service providers in India need to obtain consent in order to transfer information to their corporate customers? Is a password by itself sensitive information subject to all of the privacy rules?"
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