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Position Papers & Whitepapers

    • DSCI Inputs on Comprehensive Approach on Personal Data Protection in the European Union

      The above approach from the European Commission addresses the new challenges for the protection of personal data based on the inputs received from various stakeholders during the 2009-10 when it launched the review process for updating the Data Protection Directive 95/46. In the above paper, EC highlights the key objectives of the comprehensive approach to data protection. DSCI is pleased to submit its views on the global dimension of data protection, self-regulatory initiative and EU Certification Scheme and enhancing data controller's responsibility.

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    • Whitepaper on EU Adequacy Assessment of India

      DSCI, along with NASSCOM, is working with the Department of Commerce (DoC) and Department of Information Technology & Electronics (DeitY) on the issue of transborder flow of data from the European Union (EU) to India. This white paper attempts to evaluate the adequacy of India’s information privacy regime in light of the ‘third country’ assessment mandated under Article 25 of the Directive. The paper attempts to provide a response against each assessment criteria as identified in the 2010 Report. This paper draws arguments from the social and cultural context prevalent in India, its constitutional provisions, judicial attitudes to information privacy and the legal provisions - generic and specific - to data protection in India.

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    • DSCI Response on Future of Data Protection Submitted to EU

      DSCI submitted its consultation on the Future of Data Protection by contributing to the Questionnaire for Stakeholders Consultation on 1 July 2010 on the revision of EU Data Protection Directive 95/46. It entails responses to 11 questions put forward for discussions.

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    • EU Data Protection Directive FAQs

      Transborder data flows from European Union (EU) countries are covered under Article 25 of the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46. In the Working Party document WP 12/98 on “Transfers of personal data to third countries”, Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) were proposed as one of the well accepted ways of transferring data to such countries. SCCs were revised in year 2002, and another version was brought out by the Working Party in February 2010. It is important for the IT-BPM service providers, especially the BPM organizations in India to have understanding of the SCCs. With this in view, DSCI requested Ms. Vaiji Raghunathan to create a self-contained FAQs de-mystifying the clauses.

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