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Information Technology Act, 2000 Complete Act - Bare Act

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Act Info:
Preamble1 - THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000
Chapter I
Section1 - Short title, extent, commencement and application
Section2 - Definitions
Chapter II
Section3 - Authentication of electronic records
Section3A - Electronic signature
Chapter III
Section4 - Legal recognition of electronic records
Section5 - Legal recognition of electronic signatures
Section6 - Use of electronic records and electronic signatures in Government and its agencies
Section6A - Delivery of services by service provider
Section7 - Retention of electronic records
Section7A - Audit of documents etc, maintained in electronic form
Section8 - Publication of rule, regulation, etc., in Electronic Gazette
Section9 - Sections 6, 7 and 8 not to confer right to insist document should be accepted in electronic form
Section10 - Power to make rules by Central Government in respect of electronic signature
Section10A - Validity of contracts formed through electronic means
Chapter IV
Section11 - Attribution of electronic records
Section12 - Acknowledgement of receipt
Section13 - Time and place of despatch and receipt of electronic record
Chapter V
Section14 - Secure electronic record
Section15 - Secure electronic signature
Section16 - Security procedure and Pratices
Chapter VI
Section17 - Appointment of Controller and other officers
Section18 - Functions of Controller
Section19 - Recognition of foreign Certifying Authorities
Section20 - Controller to act as repository (omitted)
Section21 - Licence to issue Digital Signature Certificates
Section22 - Application for licence
Section23 - Renewal of licence
Section24 - Procedure for grant or rejection of licence
Section25 - Suspension of licence
Section26 - Notice of suspension or revocation of licence
Section27 - Power to delegate
Section28 - Power to investigate contraventions
Section29 - Access to computers and data
Section30 - Certifying Authority to follow certain procedures
Section31 - Certifying Authority to ensure compliance of the Act, etc
Section32 - Display of licence
Section33 - Surrender of licence
Section34 - Disclosure
Chapter VII
Section35 - Certifying authority to issue Electronic Signature Certificate
Section36 - Representations upon issuance of Digital Signature Certificate
Section37 - Suspension of Digital Signature Certificate
Section38 - Revocation of Digital Signature Certificate
Section39 - Notice of suspension or revocation
Chapter VIII
Section40 - Generating key pair
Section40A - Duties of subscriber of Electronic Signature Certificate
Section41 - Acceptance of Digital Signature Certificate
Section42 - Control of private key
Chapter IX
Section43 - Penalty and compensation for damage to computer, computer system, etc
Section43A - Compensation for failure to protect data
Section44 - Penalty for failure to furnish information, return, etc
Section45 - Residuary penalty
Section46 - Power to adjudicate
Section47 - Factors to be taken into account by the adjudicating officer
Chapter X
Section48 - Establishment of Cyber Appellate Tribunal
Section49 - Composition of Cyber Appellate Tribunal
Section50 - Qualifications for appointment as Presiding Officer of the Cyber Appellate Tribunal
Section51 - Term of office
Section52 - Salary, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Presiding Officer
Section52A - Powers of superintendence, direction, etc.
Section52B - Distribution of business among Benches.
Section52C - Power of Chairperson to transfer cases.
Section52D - Decision by majority.
Section53 - Filling up of vacancies
Section54 - Resignation and removal
Section55 - Orders constituting Appellate Tribunal to be final and not to invalidate its proceedings
Section56 - Staff of the Cyber Appellate Tribunal
Section57 - Appeal to Cyber Appellate Tribunal
Section58 - Procedure and powers of the Cyber Appellate Tribunal
Section59 - Right to legal representation
Section60 - Limitation
Section61 - Civil court not to have jurisdiction
Section62 - Appeal to High Court
Section63 - Compounding of contraventions
Section64 - Recovery of penalty
Chapter XI
Section65 - Tampering with computer source documents
Section66 - Computer related offences
Section66A - Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.
Section66B - Punishment for dishonestly receiving stolen computer resource or communication device.
Section66C - Punishment for identity theft.
Section66D - Punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource.
Section66E - Punishment for violation of privacy.
Section66F - Punishment for cyber terrorism.
Section67 - Publishing of information which is obscene in electronic form
Section67A - Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form.
Section67B - Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form.
Section67C - Preservation and retention of information by intermediaries.
Section68 - Power of Controller to give directions
Section69 - Power to issue directions for interception or monitoring or decryption of any information through any computer resource
Section69A - Power to issue directions for blocking for public access of any information through any computer resource
Section69B - Power to authorise to monitor and collect traffic data or information through any computer resource for cyber security
Section70 - Protected system
Section70A - National nodal agency
Section70B - Indian Computer Emergency Response Team to serve as national agency for incident response
Section71 - Penalty for misrepresentation
Section72 - Penalty for Breach of confidentiality and privacy
Section72A - Punishment for disclosure of information in breach of lawful contract
Section73 - Penalty for publishing Electronic Signature Certificate false in certain particulars
Section74 - Publication for fraudulent purpose
Section75 - Act to apply for offence or contravention committed outside India
Section76 - Confiscation
Section77 - Penalties or confiscation not to interfere with other punishments
Section77A - Compounding of offences
Section77B - Offences with three years imprisonment to be bailable
Section78 - Power to investigate offences
Chapter XII
Section79 - Exemption from liability of intermediary in certain cases
Chapter XIIA
Section79A - Central Government to notify Examiner of Electronic Evidence
Chapter XIII
Section80 - Power of police officer and other officers to enter, search, etc
Section81 - Act to have overriding effect
Section81A - Application of the Act to electronic cheque and truncated cheque
Section82 - Controller, Deputy Controller and Assistant Controllers to be public servants
Section83 - Power to give directions
Section84 - Protection of action taken in good faith
Section84A - Modes or methods for encryption
Section84B - Punishment for abetment of offences
Section84C - Punishment for attempt to commit offences
Section85 - Offences by companies
Section86 - Removal of difficulties
Section87 - Power of Central Government to make rules
Section88 - Constitution of Advisory Committee
Section89 - Power of Controller to make regulations
Section90 - Power of State Government to make rules
Section91 - Amendment of Act 45 of 1860 (omitted)
Section92 - Amendment of Act 1 of 1872 (omitted)
Section93 - Amendment of Act 18 of 1891 (omitted)
Section94 - Amendment of Act 2 of 1934 (omitted)
ScheduleI - THE FIRST SCHEDULE
ScheduleII - THE SECOND SCHEDULE
ScheduleIII - THE THIRD SCHEDULE (omitted)
ScheduleIV - THE FOURTH SCHEDULE (omitted)
Amending Act1 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2008
Amending Act1 - NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS (AMENDMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT, 2002


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