Category - Cyber Laws

New Internet Regulations : Is it an Attack on Privacy of a User?

Under flak for the new Internet rules which are being interpreted as an attack on privacy of a user, the government while clarifying the rules questioned the why critics were silent when the draft rules were opened for public opinion. R Chandrashekhar, Secretary in the Department of Information Technology, in an interaction with PTI said… Read More

Rules reg. Exemption from Liability for Hosting Third Party Information

Exemption from Liability for Hosting Third Party Information: Diligence to be Observed under Intermediary Guidelines Rules The attention of Government has been drawn to news items in a section of media on certain aspects of the Rules notified under Section 79 pertaining to liability of intermediaries under the Information Technology Act, 2000. These items have… Read More

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Access to Sensitive Personal Information under New IT Rules Only with Checks and Balances: Clarifies DIT

The attention of Government has been drawn to news items appearing in a section of media which have commented on some aspects of the Rules framed under section 43A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. The Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT has clarified the position in this regard that these Rules… Read More

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New online tracking system to track your IP without your permission

A new online tracking system will allow websites to pinpoint your location to within a few hundred metres, without your permission. Internet sites will be able to work out where users are within an average of 690 metres, using information about their internet connection. At the moment they can only track users' locations to within a… Read More

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Ministry proposes changes in Cyber Laws under Sec. 43A and 79 of IT Act 2000

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India had  put up draft rules under section 43A and 79 of Information Technology Act, 2000 on its website for public comments. Section 43A provides for compensation for failure to protect sensitive personal data by body corporates, who are expected to implement and maintain reasonable security practices and procedures as… Read More

Law schools to focus on cyber laws

Union law minister M Veerappa Moily has requested law schools to lay more emphasis on cyber laws and cyber crimes while training students, judicial officers and law enforcers. With the advent of internet and broadband revolution in India, Cyberlaws and cybercrimes are becoming common these days. Cyber crimes in India are dealt with under the… Read More

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