Is there any law against computer hacker,bank a/c hacker,in india?
AFFAIRS (Legislative Department)
New Delhi, the 9th June, 2000/Jyaistha 19, 1922 (Saka)
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 9th
June, 2000, and is hereby published for general information:
THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000
(No. 21 OF 2000)
[9th June, 2000]
An Act to provide legal recognition for transactions carried out by means of electronic
data interchange and other means of electronic communication, commonly ...more
With mobile phones virtually taking over the role of a personal computer, the proposed amendments to the Information Technology Act, 2006, have made it clear that transmission of any text, audio or video that is offensive or has a menacing character can land a cellphone user in jail for two years. The punishment will also be attracted if the content is false and has been transmitted for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger or insult.
And if the cellphone is used to cheat someone through personation, the miscreant can be punished with an imprisonment for five years.
The need to define communication device under the proposed amendments became imperative as the current law is quiet on what kind of devices can be included under this category. ...more