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Gov't Clarifies New Regulations for Outsourcers

PRIVACY LAW—INDIA

December 16, 2011

The Indian government has clarified its new privacy regulations. The new regulations will apply only to Indian companies that collect information from "natural persons," and it is the responsibility of the companies collecting and sending data--not the outsourcers--to protect the privacy of the data according to their respective countries' rules, Data Privacy Monitor reports. Since the rules were issued in April, there have been concerns that they would make it difficult for Indian companies performing data processing services for companies outside of the country to meet the consent requirement.
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