India tightens data protection law


As I said in my earlier post [Indian Call Centre:Boom or Doom:Concern Over Showing Cracks] Data security has become the top risk concern for many UK and US companies that are considering outsourcing operations. To keep our BPO industry government should bring strict laws for BPO industry and for BPO employees. We need to act on this and fast, as time is running out and world is watching us. Glad to see that Indian government finally made amendments in Information Technology Act (2000) rules. Under the new law, fines of over US$1 million can be imposed on companies and individuals who fail to stop data theft and the leakage of personal information.

MUMBAI – Responding to a string of embarrassing sting operations exposing data theft in the Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, the government this week approved amendments to the Information Technology Act (2000) aimed at making life more difficult for IT criminals. 

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  3. Any improvement in data protection in any quarters is welcome. The question is, are we talking about the cart or the horse? More specifically one wonders if this (and many data protection legislation ammendments in other regions including Europe) is put in place to protect;

    1 the name of the region from a data standpoint
    or
    2 the actual data
    or
    3 The people about whom the data relates.

    It should be set in importance order 3,2,1 but 1,2,3 would appear to be the global order.

    John
    http://www.backupanytime.com/blog


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