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India’s Health Department Plans Privacy Law To Guard Patients’ Data

In what may be the first sector specific law on privacy, the health ministry has roped in the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, to draft a law guaranteeing right to privacy and confidentiality of medical information. The law — tentatively called the Healthcare Data Privacy and Security Act — will devise a comprehensive legal framework for protection of individual health data and its standardisation, and identify the “ownership” of that data through the establishment of a national e-health authority and health information exchanges.

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