Position Papers & Whitepapers

    • Nasscom-DSCI Submission on RBI Master Directions on PPIs

      The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) recently released Master Directions on Issuance and Operation of Prepaid Payment Instruments(PPIs) in India and sought comments and suggestions from the stakeholders to finalize the draft. DSCI-NASSCOM analyzed the draft, consulted member organizations operating in this space and accordingly have prepared attached inputs that is submitted to RBI for further action. The inputs have been provided at principal level on the overall approach this framework should take, followed by section specific comments.

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    • DSCI communication on clarification of reporting onus of Cybersecurity Incidents to Cert-In/ICERT

      DSCI issued a communication to its members clarifying the reporting responsibility of cybersecurity incidents to Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In or ICERT). Cert-In’s communication reiterated the notice of 2013, and rules issued under section 70B of IT Amendment Act 2008, issued on January16, 2014 focusing on entities such as ‘Service Providers’, ‘Intermediaries’, ‘Data Centers’ and ‘Body Corporates’, and qualifying cyber security incidents to be reported by them to CERT-In.

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    • DSCI Comments on National Cyber Security Policy

      The National Security Policy not only promotes best practices which provide assurance and compliance but also creates a sense of trust in electronic transactions. The policy touches the need for a strong R&D requirement and enabling people through security education and awareness, skills training and certification. DSCI is fully supportive of these steps and has a few observations and comments on the National Cyber Security Policy.

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    • Whitepaper on Building an Ecosystem for Cyber Security and Data Protection in India

      Governments across the globe are gearing up through policy enactments and necessary investments to fight the menace of rising cybercrimes. These policies and investments also assure citizens of their privacy rights in the cyber space. India, with its high growth rate, is rapidly integrating itself with Internet Economy, where transactions are predominantly carried out electronically. While Internet offers a new means for expanding economic and business avenues, it offers ease of operations and promises outreach. It is, however, subject to ever increasing dangers of cybercrimes and escalating misuse of personal information being collected by businesses. Individuals need legal protection to protect their personal rights and secure their transaction in cyberspace. This paper discusses how India is responding to cyber security and data protection challenges, and how a new ecosystem is underway in recent years.

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    • Advisory on functioning of Matrimonial Websites in accordance with IT Act, 2000

      DeitY has issued an advisory for the Matrimonial Websites /Matrimonial mobiles apps. It reiterates the need for matrimonial websites and mobile apps to comply with Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 and Rules such as providing the details of the Grievance officer and complaint redressal mechanism to the users.

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    • Cybersecurity - Mobilizing for International Action

      It is time for the international community to start debates and discussions to encourage nations to create domestic public-private partnerships for cybersecurity, establishing laws for cyber crimes, and, more importantly, to take steps for international cooperation to secure cyberspace.

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