DSCI for data security practices IT/BPO firms soon
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 18:21
  
Ahmedabad: Data Security Council of India (DSCI), an initiative of NASSCOM, on Wednesday said it will soon begin implementation of data security and privacy practices in some of the big ticket IT/BPO firms serving overseas clients.

"We shall soon implement data security and privacy best practices amongst few big ticket IT firms and BPO's of the country, and within a year plan to introduce certification mark that shall act as a trusted mark for outsourcing industry in India," CEO DSCI Kamlesh Bajaj said.

DSCI made a presentation of its best practices on data security and privacy at the Privacy Commissioner's conference held in Madrid last year and received good response from various participating countries, he said.

"This initiative of Nasscom will help create a USP for the IT sector in a scenario where countries like Philippines and Kazakistan are catching up fast at the lower-end market, and shall also give India competitive edge globally," DSCI chairman Shyamal Ghosh said.

A Nasscom and McKinsey joint survey has projected IT exports from India to cross USD 220 billion mark by 2020, and with such a scenario ahead data security and privacy will be a key enabler for the country to remain a favoured destination for outsourcing, Bajaj said.

DSCI today launched its Ahmedabad Chapter with a view to foster best practices on data security and privacy amongst IT and IT-enabled services industry of Gujarat.

"It's the tenth such chapter of DSCI, a self regulatory organisation, to be opened in the country," Bajaj said, adding, "we have strength of 700 security professionals now."

DSCI has opened such e-security forums in cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Jaipur, Chandigarh, where security professionals meet informally to deliberate on privacy and security issues linked to transborder data flows as well as internal threats on data leakage.

"Section 43(A) and 72(A) of the Information and Technology-Act 2008 emphasise on strong data protection regime in country," Bajaj said.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 18:21


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