The Information Technology Act `2000An Act to provide legal recognition for transactions carried out by means of electronic data interchange and other means of electronic communication, commonly referred to as "electronic commerce", which involve the use of alternatives to paper-based methods of communication and storage of information, to facilitate electronic filing of documents with the Government agencies and further to amend the Indian Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, the Banker's Books Evidence Act, 1891 and the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
List of Chapters & Sections
All sections1Short title, extent, commencement and application2Definitions3Authentication of electronic records3AElectronic signature4Legal recognition of electronic records5Legal recognition of electronic signatures6Use of electronic records and electronic signatures in Government and its agencies6ADelivery of services by service provider7Retention of electronic records7AAudit of documents, etc., maintained in electronic form8Publication of rule, regulation, etc., in Electronic Gazette9Sections 6, 7 and 8 not to confer right to insist document should be accepted in electronic form10Power to make rules by Central Government in respect of electronic signature10AValidity of contracts formed through electronic means11Attribution of electronic records12Acknowledgment of receipt13Time and place of despatch and receipt of electronic record14Secure electronic record15Secure electronic signature16Security procedures and practices17Appointment of Controller and other officers18Functions of Controller19Recognition of foreign Certifying Authorities20[Omitted.]21Licence to issue electronic signature Certificates22Application for licence23Renewal of licence24Procedure for grant or rejection of licence25Suspension of licence26Notice of suspension or revocation of licence27Power to delegate28Power to investigate contraventions29Access to computers and data30Certifying Authority to follow certain procedures31Certifying Authority to ensure compliance of the Act, etc32Display of licence33Surrender of licence34Disclosure35Certifying authority to issue electronic signature Certificate36Representations upon issuance of Digital signature Certificate37Suspension of Digital Signature Certificate38Revocation of Digital Signature Certificate39Notice of suspension or revocation40Generating key pair40ADuties of subscriber of Electronic Signature Certificate41Acceptance of Digital Signature Certificate42Control of private key43Penalty and compensation for damage to computer, computer system, etc43ACompensation for failure to protect data44Penalty for failure to furnish information, return, etc45Residuary penalty46Power to adjudicate47Factors to be taken into account by the adjudicating officer48Appellate Tribunal49[Omitted.]50[Omitted.]51[Omitted.]52[Omitted.]52A[Omitted.]52B[Omitted.]52C[Omitted.]52DDecision by majority53[Omitted.]54[Omitted.]55Orders constituting Appellate Tribunal to be final and not to invalidate its proceedings56[Omitted.]57Appeal to Appellate Tribunal58Procedure and powers of the Appellate Tribunal59Right to legal representation60Limitation61Civil court not to have jurisdiction62Appeal to High Court63Compounding of contraventions64Recovery of penalty or compensation65Tampering with computer source documents66Computer related offences66APunishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc66BPunishment for dishonestly receiving stolen computer resource or communication device66CPunishment for identity theft66DPunishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource66EPunishment for violation of privacy66FPunishment for cyber terrorism67Punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form67APunishment for publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form67BPunishment for publishing or transmitting of material depicting children in sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form67CPreservation and retention of information by intermediaries68Power of Controller to give directions69Power to issue directions for interception or monitoring or decryption of any information through any computer resource69APower to issue directions for blocking for public access of any information through any computer resource69BPower to authorise to monitor and collect traffic data or information through any computer resource for cyber security70Protected system70ANational nodal agency70BIndian Computer Emergency Response Team to serve as national agency for incident response71Penalty for misrepresentation72Penalty for Breach of confidentiality and privacy72APunishment for disclosure of information in breach of lawful contract73Penalty for publishing electronic signature Certificate false in certain particulars74Publication for fraudulent purpose75Act to apply for offence or contravention committed outside India76Confiscation77Compensation, penalties or confiscation not to interfere with other punishment77ACompounding of offences77BOffences with three years imprisonment to be bailable78Power to investigate offences79Exemption from liability of intermediary in certain cases79ACentral Government to notify Examiner of Electronic Evidence80Power of police officer and other officers to enter, search, etc81Act to have overriding effect81AApplication of the Act to electronic cheque and truncated cheque82Controller, Deputy Controller and Assistant Controller to be public servants83Power to give directions84Protection of action taken in good faith84AModes or methods for encryption84BPunishment for abetment of offences84CPunishment for attempt to commit offences85Offences by companies86Removal of difficulties87Power of Central Government to make rules88Constitution of Advisory Committee89Power of Controller to make regulations90Power of State Government to make rules91[Omitted.]92[Omitted.]93[Omitted.]94[Omitted.]