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SC issues notice to Centre on MHA's 'snooping' order, seeks reply within six weeks

The petition, filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma, seeks quashing of the government's December 20 order which empowers the agencies to intercept any computer under the Information Technology Act.

Supreme Court seeks govt reply on plea alleging arrests under scrapped IT law

The top court issued notice to the Centre and sought its response in the matter within four weeks.


Monitoring computers and intercepting data is not new, nor is it easy

According to an official, despite the powers, unlike phone conversations, it is not easy to intercept Internet communication. Another complication is that most of these companies do not have servers in India.

Facebook post ended up burning a town and landed two boys in jail in Jharkhand

Two boys are under arrest for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, a non-bailable and non-compoundable offence, besides being charged under the Information Technology Act.

Had raised concern in Rajya Sabha 3 years back over misuse of IT Act: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley had said that he agreed with guidelines to check misuse of internet, but had raised certain apprehensions.

Section 66A scrapped by Supreme Court: Twitter reactions

SC ruled the law violate people’s fundamental right to speech and expression.


Interview: Victory for free-speech campaigners, says section 66A petitioner

The SC ruled that the law violates people’s fundamental right to speech and expression.

SC on IT Act: Will examine Section 66A as it stands

Won’t wait for panel to decide applicability, suggest amendments.

Sec 66A of IT act lacks guidelines, arrests made over social media posts prone to abuse: SC

Central government admitted that Section 66A was prone to abuse

Clarify stand on IT laws or be ready for stay on them: SC to govt

The court cautioned it would make such generic provisions inoperative if the government failed to file a comprehensive affidavit and explain its stand within a week.