Electronic discovery (e-discovery) in India is a novel field. With the active use of information and communication technology (ICT) in India, the requirements and demand for e-discovery services in India would increase.
However, e-discovery in India is also facing many challenges that India must tackle effectively to use e-discovery services in India. For instance, e-discovery for cloud computing in India, e-discovery for social media in India, e-discovery challenges for virtual data rooms and legal compliances in India, e-discovery and due diligence mechanisms, etc require special attention of Indian government and various e-discovery professionals and stakeholders.
E-discovery may also be useful for meeting the requirements of laws like Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) of United States. Although India does not have a dedicated law like HIPPA and presently HIPPA compliances in India are not followed yet in future we cannot rule out this possibility.
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