Ministry Of Health Issues Draft For Healthcare Security Act; Warns Of Five Year Jail, $6,164 Fine On Healthcare Data Breach

Bhumika Khatri reports:

In a silent yet tough stance towards data breach, the central government of India has released a draft of Healthcare Security Law under Digital Information in Healthcare Security Act (DISHA) and has invited comments from stakeholders and readers on the same before April 21.

In the draft document shared, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced plans to set up a nodal body and the “purpose of the act is to provide for electronic health data privacy, confidentiality security and standardisation and provide for the establishment of the National Digital Health Authority and Health lnformation Exchanges and such other matters related and incidental thereto”.

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