In our previous blog, we mentioned that it might be beneficial for Indian netizens to have a high-level understanding of existing cyber laws that are articulated to protect them. We did write about certain activities deemed to be illegal and the punishments for them.
Today, we provide a bird’s eye view of how the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 aims to safeguard national security. The following provisions, illustrated with an image and its associated description, are the highlights of the Act vis-à-vis national security:
The Act also deals with cybercrimes deemed to be perpetrated by foreign actors, i.e. beyond the “Cyber Line of Control”
- Section 75(1 and 2) applies to foreign nationals if contravention of the Act involves Indian computer resources.
- Intermediaries providing computing services are also liable.
- Part III includes amendments to the IPC specifically related to attacks beyond Indian borders.
Policing cybercrime is an extremely difficult task even within India’s bounds, leave alone beyond them. It is critical for Indian cyber sleuths to establish mutually cooperative relationships with law enforcement agencies in other countries to fight cybercriminals and bring them to justice.
Once again, we hope this blog helps netizens to understand the provisions in the IT (Amendment) Act 2008.
Some images (adapted to suit the article) are courtesy of several sites.
Senior Manager, K7TCL
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