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DSCI for data security practices IT/BPO firms soon

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.


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

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