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Annual Report-2008-2009

The first Annual Report of DSCI gives an opportunity to present the progress and achievements of DSCI during the year under review, to the Board, NASSCOM and other stakeholders. It started functioning as an independent company with its own Board, and a small core team comprising technical experts, guided by the Steering Committee and its Working Groups. Their guidance has enabled DSCI define its mission, which in turn helped it draw up a Work Plan.

Jan, 2008 |

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The first Annual Report of DSCI gives an opportunity to present the progress and achievements of DSCI during the year under review, to the Board, NASSCOM and other stakeholders. It started functioning as an independent company with its own Board, and a small core team comprising technical experts, guided by the Steering Committee and its Working Groups. Their guidance has enabled DSCI define its mission, which in turn helped it draw up a Work Plan.

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History of DSCI

India is the hub of global information technology outsourcing. The IT, ITES/BPO industry has witnessed phenomenal compounded annual growth of around 30% during the last few years with revenues growing to $52 billion in 2007-08.

Establishing DSCI as an SRO

Data Protection is emerging as a major corporate and Government concern worldwide. The focus is on secure handling of data so as to ensure privacy of customer data and that of corporate data. Different countries have enacted laws to deal with Data Protection and Data Privacy.

Functioning with Steering Committee and Working Groups

DSCI has an independent Board of Directors that is guided by a Steering Committee with members drawn from leading IT and BPO companies in India and abroad.

DSCI SRO Framework

As an SRO, DSCI is establishing and popularizing privacy and data protection standards for India’s IT/BPO industry and will monitor and enforce the same going forward.

DSCI Work Plan

DSCI started the process of developing Best Practices for Data Protection through various programs including Content Aggregation Program (CAP), Security Survey and establishing collaboration with knowledge sources and information security experts.

Cyber Security Awareness

DSCI conceived and prepared a project proposal on Cyber Security awareness, which was submitted to DIT, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, through NASSCOM for funding.

DSCI Outreach Program

DSCI Website (www.dsci.in) was made live in the last week of November, 2008 and the formal launch of website was announced during the Annual NASSCOM-DSCI Information Security Summit held in Hyderabad on December 2-3, 2008.

IT (Amendment) Act, 2008

DSCI, as a NASSCOM representative, has been interacting with government for reviewing the IT Act 2000, to address concerns of Data Security and Privacy.

Cyber Lab Program

In order to create a common platform where different stakeholders - including IT and financial services industries, academia, civil society and police - come together to deal with the rising menace of Cyber Crime, cyber labs were set up by NASSCOM.

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