India to press ahead with strict cybersecurity rules despite industry concerns


FILE PHOTO: An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code on a man holding a laptop computer, June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will not change upcoming cybersecurity rules that force social media, technology companies and cloud service providers to report data breaches swiftly, despite growing industry concerns, the government said on Wednesday.

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team issued a directive in April asking tech companies to report data breaches within six hours of "noticing such incidents" and to maintain IT and communications logs for six months.

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