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  • IT ACT 2000

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The Information Technology Amendment Act of 2008 (IT Act 2008) makes significant changes to India's Information Technology Act (ITA-2000). The Indian Parliament passed the IT Amendment Act in October 2008, and it went into effect a year later.

The principal goals of the Information Technology Act of 2000 are to provide legal recognition to all transactions conducted by electronic data interchange, other forms of electronic communication, or e-commerce in substitution of earlier paper-based communication.

Sections 66A to 66F have been added to Section 66, imposing penalties for obscene electronic message transmissions, identity theft, cheating by impersonation utilising a computer resource, privacy violations, and cyber terrorism.

ACT NO. 21 OF 2000 [9th June, 2000.] THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000 An act that establishes legal recognition for electronic data transactions. usually referred to as interchange and other forms of electronic communication.

The original act dealt with electronic documents, e-signature, and record authentication. It also made security breach offences, such as causing computer system damage or committing cyber terrorism, punishable.

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