Employees are being encouraged to become part of a database that carries out background checks on them. 25,000 employees have already registered and they account for 30 per cent of the top 24 BPOs.
An independent body is also being setup to enfore privacy and data protection standards in the industry.
Amendments are also being made to the IT act to plug any loopholes.
However, lawyers point out that Indian laws are already strong as far as data security is concerned.
Says advocate Karnika Seth, "Such offenses of data protection are not limited only to Section 43. Other sections also get attracted like the IPC for cheating."
The general consensus seems to be that a few bad apples are threatening to spoil the party for everybody." alt="133" title="" style="max-width:120%;"/>