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Annual Report-2009-2010

DSCI continued its journey into the second year to develop best practices for data protection. The focus on information visibility across the organization, to help generate a risk – based assessment, led us to start from a set of security principles. This annual report covers the progress made by DSCI in its second financial year on Frameworks, outreach, membership, events etc.

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DSCI continued its journey into the second year to develop best practices for data protection. The focus on information visibility across the organization, to help generate a risk – based assessment, led us to start from a set of security principles. This annual report covers the progress made by DSCI in its second financial year on Frameworks, outreach, membership, events etc.

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Our Stakeholders

DSCI's activities are guided by the Board of Directors and a Steering Committee. It also benefits from the active participation of its member companies.

DSCI Programs & Initiatives

During the year, DSCI continued with the implementation of its important projects that were initiated in the previous financial year:

Best Practices for Data Protection: DSCI frameworks for Data Security and Data Privacy

A successful organization has a mission that describes its reason for existence and reflects its unique values and vision. Achieving this mission requires active participation and co-ordination between different functions / departments within an organization.

Cyber Security Awareness Project

Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has entrusted NASSCOM - DSCI with the responsibility of implementing the Cyber Security Awareness Project in the public private partnership mode. As a part of the awareness campaign, DSCI conducted a series of events.

Project RISE

While the application of biometrics technology is increasing by the day, the use of this technology and its applications is raising a variety of ethical and privacy concerns with biometric identification methods, and on the data storage and subsequent usage.

Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) under the EU Data Protection Directive for Transfer of Data to a Third Country

The liabilities of service providers, as importers of data, are increasing day by day with evolving compliance regulations. These regulations are now proactively advocating governance of trans-border data flows.

Policy Enablement: Framing of Rules for IT (Amendment) Act, 2008

The Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008, was notified in the Gazette on February 5, 2009, after it received Presidential assent.

Papers and Consultations

Furthering the cause of data protection, DSCI continued to contribute valuable technical inputs by creating position / consultation / white papers of high intellectual value, covering larger topics like the security and privacy issues in the UID Project, building an ecosystem for cyber security and data protection in India, information technology laws, etc.

Survey

The Survey working group focused on understanding the current status of data protection practices and interest of Indian service providers in the context of security and privacy. Under the guidance of the Survey working group, DSCI has completed the second DSCI-KPMG Security Survey.

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