IT Act 2000

National security versus Free Speech

September 13, 2015

Union government has often resorted to blocking of websites to stop the growth of jihadist propaganda by anti-national groups. The crackdown has failed to boost the confidence of citizens in the government machinery. This is basically because of poorly regulated internet which is backed by a deficient...

Section 66 A of IT Act

December 11, 2012

Based on the UN resolution on Electronic Commerce, India passed the Information Technology Act 2000 in May 2000. This act was substantially amended through the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 in 2008. The Section 66A of the IT Act penalizes ‘sending false and offensive messages through communication...