Monday, December 22, 2008

Lok Sabha passed Information Technology (Amendment) Bill

LAW : Lok Sabha passed Information Technology (Amendment) Bill


22 December 2008

Lok Sabha, Lower House of Indian parliament has passed the Information Technology (Amendment) Bill 2006, today, as per the Synopsis of Business, circulated by Lok Sabha Secretariat.

The bill amends the Information Technology Act 2000 with many major amendments. The bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Mr. A Raja, Minister of Communication and Information Technology on 15 December 2008 and passed today. Now, the bill will move to Rajya Sabha and then after passing at Rajya Sabha, it will get assent of the President to become the Act. The amended bill will come in force on notification by the central government.

The bill provides more teeth to tackle cyber crimes. It also provides a statuary status to CERT-In.

We will keep you posted on the provisions of new bill, when it will be passes by both houses after considering all amendments and suggestions made by MPs.

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