The controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act 2000 (Amendment 2008) has been struck down by the honourable Supreme Court as unconstitutional vis-a-vis Article 19 (Right to Freedom) of the Constitution of India. The honourable Supreme Court has deemed Section 66A to be “nebulous”, and its decision is no doubt related to the numerous high-profile incidents across India related to citizens posting allegedly overly-sensitive content online.
Most netizens are probably completely unaware of Indian cyber laws. Perhaps this is an opportune occasion to provide readers with a short blog series deconstructing the Indian IT Act, focussing on its cyber policing aspects. After all it is important to understand at a high level how existing cyber laws are meant to protect citizens by enhancing IT security.

Samir Mody
Senior Manager, K7TCL
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