MAY 27, 2022 | ASIA PACIFIC
Lobby Groups Write to Govt, say CERT-In Directions Will Make it Difficult for Companies to do Business in India
Moneycontrol, May 27, 2022.
By Aihik Sur
Industry associations and lobbying groups including US Chamber of Commerce (USCC), US-India Business Council (USIBC), The Software Alliance (BSA) wrote to the director-general of CERT-In to address their concerns regarding the April 29 directions.
In the letter, industry associations said, "While we share CERT-In’s objective of ensuring the resilience of critical infrastructure entities, we are concerned that the Directive, as written, will have a detrimental impact on cybersecurity for organizations that operate in India, and create a disjointed approach to cybersecurity across jurisdictions, undermining the security posture of India and its allies in the Quad countries, Europe, and beyond. The onerous nature of the requirements may also make it more difficult for companies to do business in India."
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