Neha Chauhan reports:
The notification of the Information Technology Rules 2011 in April 2011 include new privacy and online publishing regulations, which could pose significant roadblocks for business operations with restrictive handling of personal data and information and introduction of stringent guidelines for intermediaries and cyber cafes.
Various rules under four broad categories introduced by the ministry of communication and information technology have evoked strong reactions from industry observers and overseas clients of IT and BPO companies.
With many believing that it could have a drastic impact on the entire business landscape, the privacy rules as well as guidelines for intermediaries have been criticised as unduly harsh by companies such as Google.
Read more about the criticism and laws on Legally India.