The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) announced that they have signed an MoU with TrustArc to explore the creation of a joint website privacy certification in India that is cross-recognized with international standards and meets local privacy requirements.
This certification program would leverage the existing capabilities of both the organizations – DSCI Assessment and Certification ecosystem in India based on DSCI Privacy Framework (DPF(c)) and TrustArc’s Data Privacy Management Platform, which includes privacy certifications and ongoing website privacy monitoring.
Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO of DSCI, announced this partnership in his inaugural speech at the NASSCOM-DSCI 9th Annual Information Security Summit in Mumbai on December 10 adding:
“Given that the Indian economy is witnessing phenomenal increase in e-commerce and other electronic transactions, this certification program is being envisioned with the intent of strengthening the data privacy regime in India and giving more confidence to the consumers when they transact online.”
The NASSCOM-DSCI 9th Annual Information Security Summit is one of the most well attended security events in India with attendees from government, industry, solution providers and user community.