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IT Act


Current Act outdated, need to include cyber security in IT legal framework: DCA chief

September 20, 2019 10:54 am

Rear Admiral Gupta made the remarks while speaking at the Capsule on Science Technology and Applied Research, organised for senior officers of the three armed forces, at the Military Institute of Technology.

SC asks states to sensitise cops about scrapping of Section 66A of IT Act in 2015

February 15, 2019 7:46 pm

A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Sanjay Kishan Kaul disposed of the application filed by NGO PUCL alleging that people were still being prosecuted under the scrapped provision.

No interim relief, Supreme Court seeks Centre’s reply on plea against ‘snooping’

January 15, 2019 2:05 am

The petitioners claimed that this was an attempt to “impose an undeclared Emergency” in the country. By way of the order, “unlimited blanket power” has been conferred on various agencies.

MHA clarifies on 'snooping' order: Notice only listed agencies empowered since 2011

January 15, 2019 2:08 am

“There is no new law. There is no change even in a comma or a full stop in the existing rules and regulations," the MHA official said, clarifying that the 10 agencies mentioned in the notification were already empowered to intercept electronic communications since 2011.

When the state plays I spy

December 29, 2018 1:14 am

Recent MHA notification authorising surveillance powers for 10 agencies points to asymmetries and loopholes in law and policy on privacy.

Draft IT rules to track content: Govt asks for public feedback

December 25, 2018 10:54 am

The Indian Express had reported Monday that the government’s proposed amendments to rules under Section 79 of the IT Act make it mandatory for online platforms to “proactively” deploy technology to enable access to content seen as “unlawful”.

Govt moves to access and trace all ‘unlawful’ content online

December 24, 2018 10:26 am

The proposed amendments to rules under Section 79 of the Information Technology (IT) Act make it mandatory for online platforms to “proactively” deploy technology, which would enable a ferreting of content seen as “unlawful”.

Manipur: PRJA convener Erendro sent to 15-day judicial custody over circulation of inflammatory video

May 28, 2018 11:52 pm

Erendro, however, said that he would not pay for his bail until he is released unconditionally. He alleged that the developing situation is a gross injustice as there has been no action against those who created and uploaded the inflammatory video.

Section 66A once more

December 24, 2018 6:14 pm

Concern over hate speech online is legitimate, but the spirit of the SC ruling must not be violated

Cyber cell's first conviction: Man gets 3 years for sending obscene messages, stalking colleague

July 04, 2015 1:01 am

Since the amendments to the IT Act were new and due to technical difficulties and unawareness, the conviction rate had been low.