English Release 12-March 2014
- President's Secretariat
President of India conveys deep concern and sympathy over missing Malaysian airlines flight
- Vice President's Secretariat
VICE PRESIDENT INTERACTS WITH STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF PUNE
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- Min of Civil Aviation
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- Rare Gupta Period Sculptures Discovered in Sarnath Excavations
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- Min of Law & Justice
- Press Communique
- Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
- Global crude oil price of Indian Basket increases marginally to 105.50 per bbl on 11.3.2014
- Min of Statistics & Programme Implementation
- Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production and Use-Based Index for the Month of January, 2014 (Base 2004-05=100)
- Consumer Price Index Numbers on Base 2010=100 for Rural, Urban and Combined For the Month of February, 2014
- Ministry of Tourism
- Growth of 1.7% in tourists availing of “Tourist Visa on Arrival” (VoA) Scheme
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology27-October, 2009 12:42 IST
|Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 comes into force|
|The Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 has come into force today. The Rules pertaining to section 52 (Salary, Allowances and Other Terms and Conditions of Service of Chairperson and Members), section 54 (Procedure for Investigation of Misbehaviour or Incapacity of Chairperson and Members), section 69 (Procedure and Safeguards for Interception, Monitoring and Decryption of Information), section 69A (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Information by Public), section 69B (Procedure and safeguard for Monitoring and Collecting Traffic Data or Information) and notification under section 70B for appointment of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team have also been notified.
The Information Technology Act was enacted in the year 2000 with a view to give a fillip to the growth of electronic based transactions, to provide legal recognition for e-commerce and e-transactions, to facilitate e-governance, to prevent computer based crimes and ensure security practices and procedures in the context of widest possible use of information technology worldwide.
With proliferation of information technology enabled services such as e-governance, e-commerce and e-transactions; data security, data privacy and implementation of security practices and procedures relating to these applications of electronic communications have assumed greater importance and they required harmonization with the provisions of the Information Technology Act. Further, protection of Critical Information Infrastructure is pivotal to national security, economy, public health and safety, thus it had become necessary to declare such infrastructure as protected system, so as to restrict unauthorised access.
Further, a rapid increase in the use of computer and Internet has given rise to new forms of crimes like, sending offensive emails and multimedia messages, child pornography, cyber terrorism, publishing sexually explicit materials in electronic form, video voyeurism, breach of confidentiality and leakage of data by intermediary, e-commerce frauds like cheating by personation - commonly known as phishing, identity theft, frauds on online auction sites, etc. So, penal provisions were required to be included in the Information Technology Act, 2000. Also, the Act needed to be technology-neutral to provide for alternative technology of electronic signature for bringing harmonization with Model Law on Electronic Signatures adopted by United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
Keeping in view the above, Government had introduced the Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2006 in the Lok Sabha on 15th December 2006. Both Houses of Parliament passed the Bill on 23rd December 2008. Subsequently the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 received the assent of President on 5th February 2009 and was notified in the Gazette of India.
(Release ID :53617)