IT Security & Cyber Law Summary

Cyber Laws are the sole savior to combat cyber-crime. It is only through stringent laws that unbreakable security could be provided to the nation’s information. The I.T. Act of India came up as a special act to tackle the problem of Cyber Crime. The Act was sharpened by the Amendment Act of 2008.

Cyber Crime is committed every now and then, but is still hardly reported. The cases of cyber-crime that reaches to the Court of Law are therefore very few. There are practical difficulties in collecting, storing and appreciating Digital Evidence. Thus the Act has miles to go before it can be truly effective.

In this tutorial, we have tried to cover all the current and major topics related to Cyber Laws and IT Security. We would like to quote the words of a noted cyber law expert and Supreme Court advocate Mr Pavan Duggal to conclude this tutorial.

While the lawmakers have to be complemented for their admirable work removing various deficiencies in the Indian Cyberlaw and making it technologically neutral, yet it appears that there has been a major mismatch between the expectation of the nation and the resultant effect of the amended legislation. The most bizarre and startling aspect of the new amendments is that these amendments seek to make the Indian cyberlaw a cyber-crime friendly legislation; − a legislation that goes extremely soft on cyber criminals, with a soft heart; a legislation that chooses to encourage cyber criminals by lessening the quantum of punishment accorded to them under the existing law; .... a legislation which makes a majority of cybercrimes stipulated under the IT Act as bailable offences; a legislation that is likely to pave way for India to become the potential cyber-crime capital of the world.