Indian Cyber Laws

Hello Readers,

I’m back with a new post, this time on Indian Cyber Laws. In this post we will go through the major sections of Indian Information Technology Act. Although this is a very high level overview, it will still help you to understand what all are the offense and what punishment can a culprit be sentenced if found guilty.

My detailed posts on specifications of Sections and Acts in detail(Verbiage, Description, When can be charged, how to nullify the blame, case studies etc.) will be forthcoming under Cyber Laws Series. Meanwhile here is the list of Acts, offenses & punishments.

63Damage to computer systemCompensation up to Rs. 1 Crore.
66HackingFine up to Rs. 2 Lakhs & 3 years of imprisonment.
67Publishing obscene materialFine up to Rs.1 Lakh & 5 years of imprisonment, Double if offense is repeated.
68Not complying with directions of controllerFine up to Rs. 2 Lakhs & 3 years of imprisonment.
70Attempting to access Secure SystemImprisonment up to 10 years.
72Breaching ConfidentialityFine up to Rs. 1 Lakhs & 2 years of imprisonment
73Publishing false digital signatureFine up to Rs. 1 Lakhs OR 2 years of imprisonment OR Both.
74Publishing digital signature for fraudulent purposeFine up to Rs. 1 Lakhs & 2 years of imprisonment.

Oh I almost forgot the next post is dedicated to Article 66A which we Indian hold very closer to our heart as it is directly associated with our freedom of speech. To know What happened recently in regards with IT Act 66A, why that happened and how it may affect your daily online presence, Stay Tuned.

Viva la Security!!

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Global Portfolio Manager | Cyber Security Architect | Cyber Insurance Evangelist | Pre-sales & GTM | Researcher


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