Friday, June 11, 2004

Indian outsourcers push to boost data security - Computerworld

Following a high-profile incident some time ago, Indian oursource service providers are looking to strenthen privacy and security protections in order to maintain their position in the international market. (I still say that Nova Scotia is the best and safest place to send your data. See the "Nova Scotia Business Case".)

Indian outsourcers push to boost data security - Computerworld:

"News Story by Narayanan Madhavan

JUNE 10, 2004 (REUTERS) - India's booming software and outsourcing sectors are trying to improve data protection to please increasingly security-conscious clients and to preempt protectionist laws, industry officials said today.

Officials at the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) told a news conference that they will work with customers, regulators and law enforcers to bolster 'trustworthy outsourcing' in India.

India, where English-speaking workers earn a fraction of what their Western counterparts make, exported $12.5 billion worth of software and services in the past year, up more than 30% from the previous year. But protectionist laws have surfaced in some U.S. states to prevent local governments from outsourcing back-office jobs to India, while candidates in the U.S. presidential election have also spoken of measures to check job losses. "

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