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Information Technology Act, 2000

(Act no. of 2000)

Contents
Sections Particulars
  Preamble
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, Extent, Commencement and application
2 Definitions
Chapter II Digital Signature
3 Authentication of electronic records
Chapter III Electronic Governance
4 Legal recognition of electronic records
5 Legal recognition of digital signatures
6 Use of electronic records and digital signatures in Government and its agencies
7 Retention of electronic records
8 Publication of rule, 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 digital signature
Chapter IV Attribution, Acknowledgement and Dispatch of Electronic records
11 Attribution of electronic records
12 Acknowledgement of receipt
13 Time and place of dispatch and receipt of electronic record
Chapter V Secure Electronic records and secure digital signatures
14 Secure electronic record
15 Secure digital signature
16 Security procedure
Chapter VI Regulation of Certifying Authorities
17 Appointment of Controller and other officers
18 Functions of Controller
19 Recognition of foreign Certifying Authorities
20 Controller to act as repository
21 License to issue Digital 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 Certifying Authority to follow certain procedures
31 Certifying Authority to ensure compliance of the Act, etc.
32 Display of license
33 Surrender of license
34 Disclosure
Chapter VII Digital Signature Certificates
35 Certifying authority to issue 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
41 Acceptance of Digital Signature Certificate
42 Control of private key
43 Penalty for damage to computer, computer system, etc.
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 Regulations Appellate Tribunal
48 Establishment of Cyber Appellate Tribunal
49 Composition of Cyber Appellate Tribunal
50 Qualifications for appointment as Presiding Officer for the Cyber Appellate Tribunal
51 Term of office
52 Salary, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Presiding Officer
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 contraventions
64 Recovery of penalty
Chapter XI Offences
65 Tampering with computer source documents
66 Hacking with Computer system
67 Publishing of information which is obscene in electronic form
68 Power of the Controller to give directions
69 Directions of Controller to a subscriber to extend facilities to decrypt information
70 Protected system
71 Penalty for misrepresentation
72 Breach of confidentiality and privacy
73 Penalty for publishing Digital Signature Certificate false in certain particulars
74 Publication for fraudulent purpose
75 Act to apply for offence or contravention committed outside India
76 Confiscation
77 Penalties and confiscation not to interfere with other punishments
78 Power to investigate offences
Chapter XII Network service providers not to be liable in certain cases
79 Network service providers not to be liable in certain cases
Chapter XIII Miscellaneous
80 Power of police officer and other officers to enter, search, etc.
81 Act to have overriding effect
82 Controller, Deputy Controller and Assistant Controllers to be public servants
83 Power to give directions
84 Protection of action taken in good faith
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
91 Amendment of Act 45 of 1860
92 Amendment of Act 1 of 1872
93 Amendment of Act 18 of 1891
94 Amendment of Act 2 of 1934
Schedules
Schedule 1 Amendments to the Indian Penal Code
Schedule 2 Amendments to the Indian Evidence Act, 1872
Schedule 3 Amendments to the Bankers' Books Evidence Act, 1891
Schedule 4 Amendments to the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934


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