Monday, March 23, 2009

Here's the dosh on the Indian IT Amendment Act 2008

Its been a long time coming. And when it did come we took such a long time to find it. But its here and a lot is being said about it.

What we like:

* insertion of provision on identity theft ( though I would have preferred the use of the word fraud)- S 66C

* the pornography provision in S 67B

And what is causing the pain:

* Reduction in the "quantum of punishment"

* the limited conceptualisation of privacy in S 66E relating to punishment for the violation of privacy

* increase in computer user liability

But, what intrigues me the most is S 67 C which relates to the preservation and retention of information by intermediaries. More on this soon.

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