European Data Protection Digest

India Seeking Adequacy Designation from EU

PRIVACY LAW—INDIA & EU

April 20, 2012

The Economic Times reports on India's call for the EU to "lift restrictions on flow of sophisticated outsourcing business to India by designating it as a data secure country." The lack of an adequacy designation "prevents flow of sensitive data, such as patient information for telemedicine, to India under data protection laws in the EU," the report states. One official has said, "We have made adequate changes in our domestic data protection laws to ensure high security of data that flows in," noting that for India to receive high-end business process outsourcing, the "stamp of approval from the EU" is needed.
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