Information Technology

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Information Technology Act 2000
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Information Technology Act 2000|
An 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 Bankers' Books Evidence Act, 1891 and the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.| Citation| Act No 21 of 2000|

Enacted by| Parliament of India|
Date enacted| 9 June 2000|
Date assented to| 9 June 2000|
Date commenced| 17 October 2000|
The Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008|
The Information Technology Act 2000 (also known as ITA-2000, or the IT Act) is an Act of the Indian Parliament (No 21 of 2000) notified on October 17, 2000. This act is being opposed bySave Your Voice campaign and other civil society organizations in India. Contents  [hide]  * 1 History of the Act * 2 Specifics of the Act * 2.1 Essence of the Act * 3 The Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 * 3.1 Criticism * 4 Notification Of IT Act 2008 * 5 External links * 6 References * 7 See also * 8 External links| -------------------------------------------------

[edit]History of the Act
The United Nations General Assembly by resolution A/RES/51/162, dated the 30 January 1997 has adopted the Model Law on Electronic Commerce adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. This is referred to as the UNCITRAL Model Law on E-Commerce. Following the UN Resolution India passed the Information Technology Act 2000 in May 2000 and notified it for...
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