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Cyber and IT law

Cyber and IT law in India refers to the body of laws and regulations that govern the use of the internet, computer systems, and information technology in India. Cyber and IT law covers a wide range of issues, including data protection, online privacy, e-commerce, cybersecurity, and digital intellectual property.


In India, cyber and IT law is governed by a combination of national and state laws, as well as international treaties and conventions. Some examples of relevant laws include:

  • The Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act): provides a legal framework for the use of electronic communication and digital signature in India

  • The Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011 (SPDI Rules): prescribe the standards for protecting sensitive personal data or information in India

  • The Information Technology (Guidelines for Cyber Security) Rules, 2013: provide guidelines for the protection of computer systems and networks from cyber threats in India

  • The Electronic Commerce Act, 1999: regulates the conduct of e-commerce in India


If you are involved in the use of the internet, computer systems, or information technology in India or have legal issues related to cyber and IT law, it is important to seek the advice of a lawyer who has experience in this area of law and is familiar with the relevant laws and regulations. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and obligations and provide legal representation to protect your interests.

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