Govt amends IT Act to tighten cybersecurity

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  • #1440

    rajiv
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    The Union Cabinet today approved amendments to the Information Technology Act, 2000 aimed at checking information theft and on-line frauds. The new provisions include greater emphasis on digital signatures, new security practices and procedures for e-governance and other technology applications. The new provisions, which will apply to corporates and other organisations, will be tabled for Parliament’s approval during the upcoming winter session…Read more @ http://www.business-standard.com/common/storypage_c_online.php?leftnm=11&bKeyFlag=IN&autono=16396Related articles -IT Act amendedTougher IT law for data protection soon

    #6194

    Ankur
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    Great  ;DIf you find the final amendments passed, please share... as it may be different than the Draft submitted for suggestions? Couldn't find it at mit.gov.in !

    #6195

    rajiv
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    Sure… 🙂

    #6196

    rajiv
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    Going by all the news reports, it seems the government has approved the same amendments as were recommended before.

    #6197

    rajiv
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    “We welcome the Union Cabinets’ approval to the amendments proposed in the Information Technology Act 2000. NASSCOM has been working closely with the government to evolve these recommendations, which will further strengthen the Indian IT Act 2000 and secure the legislative framework for security practices in the Indian IT BPO sector. We understand that these amendments have incorporated most of the recommendations, and are hopeful that this will lead to better handling of cyber crime by enforcement authorities.”Source: PR Domain

    #6207

    Ankur
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    There has been a lot of “buzz” in the press about data breaches at Indian call centers. It appears that the Indian government is responding by enacting legislation to punish the offenders.more @ http://www.bloggernews.net/1854

    #6213

    rajiv
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    The Cabinet’s approval of amendments to the IT Act, 2000, hasn’t come a day too soon. The increasing frequency of cyber crimes in Indian BPOs has been widely publicised. This did not bode well for India’s BPO business that has painstakingly risen to global eminence. Additionally, while no concrete data is available, analysts project that child pornography and video voyeurism is on a steady rise in India…Read more @ http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1826568,0012.htm

    #6261

    rajiv
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    The recent theft of confidential client data from a British bank by an employee of its Bangalore-based back-office service provider throws into stark relief the lack of awareness about data protection, cyber crimes and intellectual property issues in India. Coming as it does close on the heels of the June 2005 data theft by an employee of a Pune-based BPO indicates that the IT and outsourcing industry has not taken corrective measures to check such incidents.Read more @ http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=144619

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