Rohas - State of Cyber Law in India - ClubHack2008

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Rohas - State of Cyber Law in India - ClubHack2008

  1. 1. Rohas Nagpal, Asian School of Cyber Laws
  2. 2. <ul><li>Information Technology Act, 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Imprisonment upto 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation upto Rs 1 crore </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Penal Code, Evidence Act Code of Criminal Procedure </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Section 67 covers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transmitting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Causing to be published </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In respect of pornography in the electronic form </li></ul><ul><li>Baazee case </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Section 67 applies to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SMS, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>emails, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>websites, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mp3 ?? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stringent punishment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 years + 1 lakh fine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 years + 2 lakh fine </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Liability of receiver of pornography? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it a crime to watch pornography? </li></ul><ul><li>Is cyber café owner responsible? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Intention to cause wrongful loss or damage </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the likelihood of wrongful loss or damage </li></ul><ul><li>  AND </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction / deletion / alteration of information in a computer </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>diminishing value or utility of a computer resource </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>injuriously affecting a computer resource </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>3 years jail and / or 2 lakh fine </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>knowingly or intentionally conceals, destroys or alters </li></ul><ul><li>or intentionally or knowingly causes another to conceal, destroy or alter </li></ul><ul><li>any computer source code </li></ul><ul><li>required to be kept or maintained by law </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>3 years jail and / or 2 lakh fine </li></ul><ul><li>Tata Indicom employees case </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Controller directs interception of electronic information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sovereignty / integrity / security of India, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>friendly relations with foreign States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>public order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All facilities and technical assistance to decrypt the information are not offerred. </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>7 years jail </li></ul><ul><li>Forgotten password (?) </li></ul><ul><li>Deleted private keys (?) </li></ul><ul><li>Unconstitutional (?) </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>Save as otherwise provided by law </li></ul><ul><li>Police etc secured access to any electronic information </li></ul><ul><li>Discloses material without the consent of the person concerned </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>2 years jail and / or Rs 1 lakh </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>Unauthorised access </li></ul><ul><li>Unauthorized copying, downloading, extracting </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing computer worm / virus </li></ul><ul><li>Denial of service </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Facilitating unauthorized access </li></ul><ul><li>Computer fraud </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>For investigation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Controller of Certifying Authorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deputy Superintendent of Police </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CERT-IND </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For adjudication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjudicating Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyber Appellate Tribunal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criminal Courts </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>Liability of Network Service Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Liability of Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Arrest without warrant </li></ul><ul><li>Search and seizure </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Email as evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate u/s 65B of Indian Evidence Act </li></ul><ul><li>Bankers’ Books Evidence Act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applicable to cheque bouncing cases also </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital signatures as evidence </li></ul>
  19. 21. Rohas Nagpal, Asian School of Cyber Laws

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