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Cyber law plays a vital role in the matter of cyber crime, misuse of internet, etc. In the present era of advanced technology, some people are using the internet for various criminal activities like internet scams, internet hacking etc. These illegal activities relating to the internet is termed as cyber crime. To stop cyber crimes and to punish those cybercriminals, the Government of India introduced Cyber Law. Cyber law controls the issue relating to the misuse of the internet.
You may be also the victim of cyber crime, thus it is necessary to know about cyber law. In this blog, we will help you know more about cyber law.
Cyber law is considered as “law of the internet.” This Law deals with an issue relating to the Internet and cyber crime. The primary object of this law is to prevent various cybercriminal activities. Cyber law provides legal protection to people and organizations who use the internet for professional and professional purposes. It protects information access, privacy, communications in a matter of the use of the internet, websites, software etc.
Cyber law provides legal recognition to electronic documents. Considering the continuous growth of cyber crimes in India, it is necessary to make a law like cyber law.
In India, Cyber law is contained in the Information Technology Act, 2000 which came into force on October 17, 2000.
In today’s techno-savvy environment, the internet is treated as a research and information sharing tool. Since the number of internet users is on the rise, it gives birth to Cyber Crimes. All issues relating to cyber crime or internet crime are dealt with through Cyber Law. So, to get the remedy against Cyber Crime, the need for Cyber law arises.
Cyber law intents to remove all types of cyber offenses. Following offenses are covered under Cyber Law:
Cyber law is important in a country like India where internet is used at a large extent. The law is enacted to save people and organizations from Cyber crime and other internet related crimes. It protects the privacy of every individual and organization. Before the enactment of Cyber law, no specific law existed in India to deal with cyber crime. As per rules and regulations of the Cyber law, a person who commits cybercrime is liable to get punishment. If anyone violates and breaks the provisions of the law, then it allows another person or organizations to take legal action against that person.
The requirement of Cyber Law can arise as under:
The primary purpose of Cyber Law is to stop Cyber crimes. However, there are certain advantages of Cyber Law and following are some of them:
Parliament passed the Information Technology Act, 2000 to provide a legal infrastructure for e-commerce in India. The Information Technology Act,2000 now becomes the law of land in India which in general terms is also known as Cyber Law. The following Act, Rules, and regulations are included under cyber laws.
Under this law, there is a provision for imposition of penalty in case of any non-compliance. Following are some of the penalty provisions as prescribed under the law.
|Tampering with Computer source documents||Imprisonment up to three years, or with fine which may extend up to two lakh rupees, or with both|
|Sending offensive messages through communication service||Imprisonment which may extend up to three years with fine.|
|Violation of Privacy||Imprisonment up to three years, or with fine which may extend up to two lakh rupees, or with both|
|Publication for fraudulent purposes||Imprisonment up to two years or with fine which may extend up to one lakh rupees, or with both|
|Publishing of Absence information in electronic form||Imprisonment up to ten years, or with fine which may extend up to two lakh rupees, or with both|
There are some other penalty provisions also. To know more about the offenses and penalties under this law you can visit https://meity.gov.in/content/offences.
After various discussions above, we can say that people largely depend on the internet and it gives rise to cybercrime. Cyber crime has a very serious impact on society. Cyber crime affects social disorganization and economic losses. People also suffer from the effects of cybercrime. To stop the continuous growth of cybercrime, Cyber law came into force. Cyber law is the appropriate law to provide a remedy against Cybercrime. At present, people who commit cyber crime offenses think twice about the cyber law, before committing any such offenses. The law helps in decreasing the rate of cybercrime offenses.