Data Protection Act
Though the primary aim of HIPAA India is to prepare SMEs in India for
being HIPAA Ready, it is recognized that HIPAA readiness automatically
provides a company with insights into Privacy and Data Protection.
This could enable the Company to strengthen it's preparedeness to the
new Data Protection Regime of the European Union as well as the Section
43A (ITA 2008) regime in India.
Where an organization in India is a hybrid entity handling HIPAA and
non HIPAA activities simultaneously, it would be beneficial for the
organization to simultaneously work for HIPAA compliance of its Health
Care information division along with DPA compliance or ITA 2008
compliance for its BPO decision which may be handling non HIPAA data.
Hence HIPAA For India encourages organizations to simultaneously go
for enterprise level Privacy and Security upgradation that could meet
not only HIPAA but also DPA and ITA 2008.
Presently a new Data Protection Act is being discussed and a draft bill is
under preparation. This will address what Supreme Court calls
"Information Privacy". There is also work going on on a separate
legislation called "Health Data Privacy and Security Act".
We need to
await more details about the legislation.
Please Visit the Privacy
Knowledge Center for more information