It Act 2000

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Information Technology Act 2000
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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 by Save Your Voice campaign and other civil society organizations in India. |

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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 onElectronic 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 effectiveness on October 17, 2000. The Information technology Act 2000 has been substantially amended through the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008which was passed by the two houses of the Indian Parliament on December 23, and 24, 2008. It got the Presidential assent on February 5, 2009 and was notified for effectiveness on October 27, 2009. A complete history of how the current version of the Information Technology Act -2008 version evolved over a period of time between 1998 to 2009 is available at the reference link given under external links below.' -------------------------------------------------

[edit]Specifics of the Act
Information technology Act 2000 consisted of 94 sections segregated into 13 chapters. Four schedules form part of the Act. In the 2008 version of the Act, there are 124 sections (excluding 5 sections that have been omitted from the earlier version) and 14 chapters. Schedule I and II have been replaced. Schedules III and IV are deleted. [edit]Essence of the Act

Information Technology Act 2000 addressed the following issues: 1. Legal Recognition of Electronic Documents
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