India Looking For EU ‘Data Secure Status’

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Approval would see flow of European IT outsourcing to India

Apr. 16 – The Indian government is asking that the European Union lift restrictions on the flow of outsourcing business to India by designating it as a data secure country. India is not currently included in the list of countries considered data secure by the EU, thus preventing the flow of sensitive data (such as patient information for telemedicine) to India under EU data protection laws. The issue has been taken up by New Delhi in the bilateral free trade agreement being negotiated, which includes an extensive chapter on the free flow of services.

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