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SECTIONS

Information Technology Act, 2000

As Amended by Information Technology Amendment Act, 2008

   
  CHAPTER I: PRELIMINARY
1. Short Title, Extent, Commencement and Application
2. Definitions
   
  CHAPTER II: DIGITAL SIGNATURE AND ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE
3. Authentication of Electronic Records
3-A. Electronic Signature
   
  CHAPTER III: ELECTRONIC GOVERNANCE
4. Legal Recognition of Electronic Records
5. Legal recognition of Electronic Signature
6. Use of Electronic Records and Electronic Signature in Government and its agencies
6-A. Delivery of Services by Service Provider
7. Retention of Electronic Records
7-A. Audit of Documents etc in Electronic form
8. Publication of rules, regulation, etc, in Electronic Gazette
9. Sections 6, 7 and 8 Not to Confer Right to insist document should be accepted in electronic form
10. Power to make rules by Central Government in respect of Electronic Signature
10-A. Validity of contracts formed through electronic means
   
  CHAPTER IV: ATTRIBUTION, ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND DISPATCH OF ELECTRONIC RECORDS
11. Attribution of Electronic Records
12. Acknowledgement of Receipt
13. Time and place of despatch and receipt of electronic record
   
  CHAPTER V: SECURE ELECTRONIC RECORDS AND SECURE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES
14. Secure Electronic Record
15. Secure Electronic Signature
16. Security procedures and Practices
   
  CHAPTER VI: REGULATION OF CERTIFYING AUTHORITIES
17. Appointment of Controller and other officers
18. The Controller may perform all or any of the following functions, namely
19. Recognition of foreign Certifying Authorities
20. Omitted
21. License to issue electronic signature certificates
22. Application for license
23. Renewal of license
24. Procedure for grant or rejection of license
25. Suspension of License
26. Notice of suspension or revocation of license
27. Power to delegate
28. Power to investigate contraventions
29. Access to computers and data
30. Duties of Certifying Authorities
31. Certifying Authority to ensure compliance of the Act, etc
32. Display of license
33. Surrender of license
34. Disclosure
   
  CHAPTER VII: ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE CERTIFICATES
35. Certifying Authority for the issue of a Digital Signature Certificate
36. Representations upon issuance of Digital Signature Certificate
37. Suspension of Digital Signature Certificate
38. Revocation of Digital Signature Certificate
39. Notice of suspension or revocation
   
  CHAPTER VIII: DUTIES OF SUBSCRIBERS
40. Generating Key Pair
40-A. Duties of subscriber of Electronic Signature Certificate
41. Acceptance of Digital Signature Certificate
42. Control of Private key
   
  CHAPTER IX: PENALTIES, COMPENSATION AND ADJUDICATION
43. Penalty and Compensation for damage to computer, computer system, etc.
43-A. Compensation for failure to protect data
44. Penalty for failure to furnish information, return, etc.
45. Residuary Penalty
46. Power to Adjudicate
47. Factors to be taken into account by the adjudicating officer
   
  CHAPTER X: THE CYBER APPELLATE TRIBUNAL
48. Establishment of Cyber Appellate Tribunal
49. Composition of Cyber Appellate Tribunal
50. Qualifications for appointment as Chairperson and Members of Cyber Appellate Tribunal
51. Term of office, conditions of service etc of Chairperson and Members
52. Salary, allowance and other terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Member
52-A. Powers of superintendence, direction, etc
52-B. Distribution of Business among Benches
52-C. Powers of the Chairperson to transfer cases
52-D. Decision by majority
53. Filling up of vacancies
54. Resignation and removal
55. Orders constituting Appellate Tribunal to be final and not to invalidate its proceedings
56. Staff of the Cyber Appellate Tribunal
57. Appeal to Cyber Regulations Appellate Tribunal
58. Procedure and Powers of the Cyber Appellate Tribunal.
59. Right to legal representation
60. Limitation
61. Civil court not to have jurisdiction
62. Appeal to High court
63. Compounding of Contravention
64. Recovery of Penalty or compensation
   
  CHAPTER XI: OFFENCES
65. Tampering with Computer Source Documents
66. Computer Related Offences
66-A. Punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.
66-B. Punishment for dishonestly receiving stolen computer resource or communication device
66-C. Punishment for identity theft
66-D. Punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource
66-E. Punishment for violation of privacy
66-F. Punishment for cyber terrorism
67. Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form
67-A. Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act, etc. in electronic form
67-B. Punishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in sexually explicit act, etc. in electronic form
67-C. Preservation and Retention of information by intermediaries
68. Power of Controller to give directions
69. Powers to issue directions for interception or monitoring or decryption of any information through any computer resource
69-A. Power to issue directions for blocking for public access of any information through any computer resource
69-B. Power to authorize to monitor and collect traffic data or information through any computer resource for Cyber Security
70. Protected system
70-A. National nodal agency
70-B. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team to serve as national agency for incident response
71. Penalty for misrepresentation
72. Breach of confidentiality and privacy
72-A. Punishment for Disclosure of information in breach of lawful contract
73. Penalty for publishing electronic Signature Certificate false in certain particulars
74. Publication for fraudulent purpose
75. Act to apply for offence or contraventions committed outside India
76. Confiscation
77. Compensation, penalties or confiscation not to interfere with other punishment
77-A. Compounding of Offences
77-B. Offences with three years imprisonment to be cognizable
78. Power to investigate offences
   
  CHAPTER XII: INTERMEDIARIES NOT TO BE LIABLE IN CERTAIN CASES
79. Exemption from liability of intermediary in certain cases
   
  CHAPTER XII A: EXAMINER OF ELECTRONIC EVIDENCE
79-A. Central Government to notify Examiner of Electronic Evidence
   
  CHAPTER XIII: MISCELLANEOUS
80. Power of Police Officer and Other Officers to Enter, Search, etc.
81. Act to have Overriding effect
81-A. Application of the Act to Electronic cheque and Truncated cheque
82. Chairperson, Members, Officers and Employees to be Public Servants
83. Power to Give Direction
84. Protection of Action taken in Good Faith
84-A. Modes or methods for encryption
84-B. Punishment for abetment of offences
84-C. Punishment for attempt to commit offences
85. Offences by Companies
86. Removal of Difficulties
87. Power of Central Government to make rules
88. Constitution of Advisory Committee
89. Power of Controller to make Regulations
90. Power of State Government to make rules
 
 

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