MAY 28, 2022 | ASIA PACIFIC
CERT-In's Requirements May Make it Difficult to do Business in India: Global Groupings
The Economic Times, May 28, 2022.
By Dia Rekhi
Global business groupings (US Chamber of Commerce, US-India Business Council, US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, techUK, Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), Bank Policy Institute, BSA - The Software Alliance, Coalition to Reduce Cyber Risk (CR2) Cybersecurity Coalition, Digital Europe and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)) concerned over the onerous nature of the recent directives by CERT-In wrote to central government that the provisions could have a "detrimental impact on cybersecurity" for organizations that operate in India.
The industry groupings made a point that stakeholder engagement is a 'crucial element of regulatory policy,' particularly relevant in highly technical and impactful areas of policymaking such as cybersecurity. They also requested CERT-In to remove the provision that mandates connection to NTP servers while encouraging the agency to establish a 'feasible incident reporting timeline' of at least 72 hours.
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