What is the purpose of IT Act 2000?

The Information Technology Act, 2000 provides legal recognition to the transaction done via electronic exchange of data and other electronic means of communication or electronic commerce transactions.

What is the punishment under the IT Act 2000 for cyber terrorism?

1[66-F. Punishment for cyber terrorism.—(1) Whoever,— (2) Whoever commits or conspires to commit cyber terrorism shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to imprisonment for life.]

What contained in the IT Act 2000?

The Act provides a legal framework for electronic governance by giving recognition to electronic records and digital signatures. It also defines cyber crimes and prescribes penalties for them. The Act directed the formation of a Controller of Certifying Authorities to regulate the issuance of digital signatures.

Which section of IT Act 2000 deals with the punishment for?

Offences under Information Technology Act, 2000. Section 65: Any person tamper, conceal, destroy, or alter any computer source document intentionally, then he shall be liable to pay penalty upto Rs. 2,00,000/-, or Imprisonment upto 3 years, or both.

What is Cyber Law Act 2000?

The Act gives legal validity to electronic contracts, recognition of electronic signatures. This is a modern legislation which makes acts like hacking, data theft, spreading of virus, identity theft, defamation (sending offensive messages) pornography, child pornography, cyber terrorism, a criminal offence.

When was Information Technology Act, 2000 introduced in Indian Parliament?

In May 2000, both the houses of the Indian Parliament passed the Information Technology Bill. The Bill received the assent of the President in August 2000 and came to be known as the Information Technology Act, 2000.

What is Cyber law Act 2000?

What is punishment in cybercrime?

Punishment if found guilty can be imprisonment up to three years and/or a fine of up to Rs 5 lakh. An example: When a criminal hacked into an academy network by unauthorized access of broadband and modified the passwords of users to deny access. The criminal was punished under Section 66 of IT Act.

When was the Indian IT Act, 2000 updated?

In which year the Indian IT Act, 2000 got updated? Explanation: In the year 2008, the IT Act, 2000 was updated and came up with a much broader and precise law on different computer-related crimes and cyber offenses.