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  • India Proposes Updated Personal Data Protection Bill

    More than a year after the Government of India’s Committee of Experts released a draft Personal Data Protection Bill in July 2018 (the “2018 draft”), India is one step closer to passing a comprehensive data privacy law. On December 11, 2019, India’s Minister for Electronics and Information Technology introduced an updated draft of Personal Data...

  • Key Provisions in India’s Draft Personal Data Bill

    Key Provisions in India’s Draft Personal Data Bill This post is a follow-up to our earlier post on the release of India’s draft personal data protection bill. In this post, we go into greater detail about the bill’s provisions and flag issues for companies worldwide that may process data in India or provide goods or...

  • India’s Committee of Experts Releases Draft Personal Data Protection Bill

    On July 27, 2018, the Government of India’s Committee of Experts released a draft Protection of Personal Data Bill. Together with an accompanying report, the draft bill moves India one step closer towards enacting a comprehensive data protection regime. Last year, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark decision holding that privacy is a...

  • The Long-Standing TAA “Substantial Transformation” Standard for Drug Products is Challenged at the Court of International Trade

    A generic pharmaceutical distributor, Acetris Health, LLC, has challenged the Final Determination of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”) that Acetris’ generic prescription drug, Rosuvastatin Calcium Tablets (“Rosuvastatin”), is a product of India, the place where the active pharmaceutical ingredient (“API”) is produced.  If successful, the challenge in the U.S. Court of International...

  • Air Pollution in India

    India is home to 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world as documented by the World Health Organization (WHO). Half of Delhi’s 4.4 million children have permanent lung damage that they will never fully recover from.  The 2017 State of Global Air report, published by the Health Effects Institute, shows that air...

  • Global Infrastructure Investment — Getting Investors Off the Sidelines

    Power shortages in India, transportation costs in Africa, the poor grades given to US infrastructure, pollution in China, and the devastation to old and sub-par infrastructure in places like Nepal when disaster strikes are clear reminders that the world needs more and better infrastructure.   Infrastructure is the talk of governments, of bodies such as the...

  • India’s ICT Companies Lead the Way to Further Indian Investment in Africa

    This week, numerous companies from emerging economies will gather in India to participate in the third annual Growth Net conference, a unique platform focused on promoting business, trade and financial partnerships amongst the countries represented.  South-South cooperation will be the focus of much of Growth Net’s agenda, and a principal topic of interest will be...

  • India in Africa: Expanding Opportunities in the Consumer Goods Sector

    With more than half of Africa’s 54 countries expected to grow at faster than 5 percent annually in the next ten years, and its GDP projected to increase to $5 to 6 billion by 2025, Africa presents lucrative investment opportunities for foreign companies looking to expand into new markets. For years the focus has been...

  • India Leverages Capacity Building Experience in Africa to Train, Mobilize Workers

    Economies in Africa have grown at unprecedented rates in the last several decades, but continued success will hinge on the ability to build local workforce capacity.  Companies operating in Africa continue to cite difficulty in training, mobilizing and retaining a competitive workforce as one of the biggest issues they face.  India, with its booming economy,...

  • Nollywood and Bollywood Film Industries to Collaborate

    On 4 January 2015, India’s Acting High Commissioner in Nigeria, Kaisar Alam, announced that the Indian commission is facilitating a partnership between Nollywood (Nigeria’s movie industry) and Bollywood (India’s movie industry).  Mr Alam noted that the two industries contribute greatly to their respective countries’ gross domestic product and stated that “India can use its more...

  • Lessons from FDA’s First Public Mobile Medical Apps Enforcement Letter

    As our colleagues discussed in a previous post on InsideMedicalDevices, FDA took its first publicly announced enforcement action against a mobile app developer on May 22, issuing an “It Has Come to Our Attention Letter” to India-based app developer, Biosense Technologies. The letter received extensive media coverage, and the mHealth sector was immediately abuzz with interest (and concern)...

  • Lessons from FDA’s First Public Mobile Medical Apps Enforcement Letter

    As we discussed in a previous post, FDA took its first publicly announced enforcement action against a mobile app developer on May 22, issuing an “It Has Come to Our Attention Letter” to India-based app developer, Biosense Technologies.  The letter received extensive media coverage, and the mHealth sector was immediately abuzz with interest (and concern)...

  • FDA Takes First Public Mobile App Enforcement Action

    FDA took its first publicly announced enforcement action against a mobile app developer on May 22, issuing an “It Has Come to Our Attention Letter” to India-based app developer, Biosense Technologies.  Although FDA reportedly has approached app developers in the past about obtaining 510(k) clearances for their products, this is the first time that FDA...

  • India Upholds its First Compulsory Licence

    by Morag Peberdy and Christina Helden On 19 March 2013 the India’s Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) released its written judgment upholding the Controller of the Indian Patent Office’s decision to grant Natco Pharma Ltd a compulsory licence under Bayer A.G.’s patent for its anti-cancer drug Nexavar.  Section 84(1)(a)–(c) of the Indian Patents Act 1970...

  • Indian Government Clarifies New Privacy Rules: Outsourcing Arrangements Exempted

    By Dan Cooper and Helena Marttila On 24th of August 2011, the Government of India’s Ministry of Communications & Information Technology finally issued clarification on the application of the 2011 Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules (the “Rules”). As we blogged here, much ambiguity has surrounded the...

  • India’s New Privacy Rules: Potential Impact on Outsourcing Arrangements

    By Helena Marttila This April, the Indian government quietly passed the 2011 Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules (the “Rules”). Among other things, the Rules require written consent for the processing of “sensitive personal information” in India and that organizations processing personal information in India...

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