European Data Protection Digest

Commission Requires Changes Before Adequacy Declared

PRIVACY LAW—EU & INDIA

June 27, 2013

Following a study into India’s data protection framework, the European Commission is not yet ready to deem the country’s systems as satisfying EU data adequacy rules, according to an Indian official. Out-Law.com reports on the free trade talks between the EU and India. A key demand of the Indian government is for the country to be deemed adequate under EU data adequacy standards. A spokesperson from the commission confirmed that while it is willing to support data transfers, that’s dependent on India’s assurance of a “high level of protection of personal data.” A spokesperson from the Indian government said the changes requested could take a long time and require legislative changes.
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