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India Seeks "Secure" Status for Deal with EU

PRIVACY LAW—EU & INDIA

July 9, 2012

The Economic Times reports on the EU's study of India's data protection laws in deciding on its commitment in the bilateral free trade agreement being negotiated between the two. The chief executive of the Data Security Council of India, Kamlesh Bajaj, says the country is "data secure" even if its data protection law is worded differently than the EU directive. The country amended its Information Technology Act to be compliant with EU standards four years ago. "If India is given a data secure status, not only will Indian firms save on costs, but EU companies will also have increased confidence in doing business here," Bajaj says.
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