Section 66A Current Affairs, GK & News

TK Viswanathan Committee Recommendations to deal with hate speech on internet

An expert committee headed by former Lok Sabha secretary general TK Viswanathan to deal with cybercrimes especially online hate speech has submitted its report to Union Home Ministry. The committee was formed after Supreme Court struck down Section 66 A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 in Shreya Singhal vs. Union of India. Section ..

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Who is Shreya Singhal?

Shreya Singhal is a 21-year-old girl from Delhi who came  into news as: she filed public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court calling Section 66(A) of the Information Technology (IT) Act unconstitutional. She filed the petition after the two girls were arrested in Palghar, Maharashtra for posting on Facebook remarks about Shiv Sena leader ..

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Union Govt issues new guidelines to stop the misuse of Info Technology Act

The Union government of India issued new guidelines to stop misuse of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. What are the new guidelines? As per the new guidelines, the cases dealing with spreading messages of reported hatred by electronic medium will be decided by a senior police officer not below the rank of DCP ..

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Facebook arrests unwarranted, but Section 66A not ultra vires: Vahanvati

The apex court sought response from Union Government on a petition challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. What’s the matter? What is Section 66A of IT Act? What did the Attorney-General tell the court?

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