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India Asks EU To Declare It As “Data Secure” Country

DATA PROTECTION—EU & INDIA

October 18, 2012

The government of India has asked the EU to declare the country as “data secure,” The Times of India reports. Without a data secure declaration from the EU, sensitive data such as medical information cannot legally flow between the regions. India Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said, “It is our clear analysis that our existing law does meet the required EU standards. We would urge that this issue is sorted out quickly, and necessary comfort in declaring India data secure in overall sense needs to be given as almost all the major Fortune-500 companies have trusted India with their critical data.” The EU is studying whether India’s laws meet the EU’s directive.
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