Clarifying India's Privacy Clarifications

Law360, New York (August 25, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT) -- Indian providers of outsourcing services and international companies with operations in India now have clarification regarding the intent behind certain provisions of the new privacy rules recently adopted by the Indian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (the “Privacy Rules”). Issued earlier this year, the Privacy Rules, contained in the Information Technology (reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal data or information) Rules, 2011, were promulgated under the Indian Information Technology Act (2000) (the “IT Act”).

The Privacy Rules contain strict consent requirements relating to...
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