European Union (EU) had commissioned a Report in 2010 to analyse the
adequacy of protection of personal data provided in India. However, this
report had not recommended India to be granted the Data Secure Status.
Government through various fora has taken up the matter with the
European Union requesting the EU to grant India Data Secure Status,
capturing the developments after the amendment in Information Technology
Act (2008) and the rules framed thereunder in 2011.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Commerce &
Industry Dr. D. Purandeswari in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha