INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000[ITA- 2000]
The provides adequate protection to control the misusing of technology and to regulate the cyber fraud activities in the cyberworld besides imposes Intermediary Liability to protect the business of e-commerce, e-governance, e-banking and ensures strict penalty for cybercrimes, committed through a computer system or computer network and the consumers doing online transaction.
Scope and Applicability
i.Damage of computer, computer system, etc
ii.Tampering with computer source documents
iii.Hacking with computer system
iv.Publishing of information which is obscene in electronic form
v.Breach of confidentiality and privacy
vi.Publishing Digital Signature Certificate false in certain particulars.
vii.Unauthorized interception of communications
Penalties under the Act
Section 43: Penalty of damage of computer, computer system, etc.-
Section 65: Tampering with computer source documents
Section 66: Hacking with computer system
Section 67: Publishing of information which is obscene in electronic form
Section 72. Penalty for breach of confidentiality and privacy
Section 73. Penalty for publishing Digital Signature Certificate false in certain particulars.