Information Technology Act

  • Thane: Husband held for posting his wife's video on a porn site June 6, 2014

    Thane: A 28yearold man who allegedly filmed his wife and posted the video on a pornographic site was arrested on Friday. Senior police inspector Ajay Kurandkar of Navghar police station said that the man's wife had complained to the police that he did it to earn money since he is...
  • CBI arrests man who 'hacked' over 900 accounts for a fee January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a firstofitskind synchronised operation, CBI on Friday acted on the inputs of FBI to arrest a man from Pune who allegedly hacked over 900 email accounts across the globe for clients ranging from individuals to corporates. CBI sources said they had inputs from the US probe agency on...
  • NUJS official held for sexually harassing colleague December 27, 2013

    Six months after he was accused of sexually harassing a colleague, the assistant registrar of the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata was arrested and presented before a court on Friday, police said. "A complaint alleging sexual harassment, including sending indecent emails, was lodged in July against Siddhartha Guha. In...
  • Google shows PoK as part of Pakistan, Government issues notice November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday said it has issued a notice to Internet search giant Google for depicting PakistanoccupiedKashmir as part of Pakistan. "Any wrongful depiction of Indian map and its boundaries is liable for action under the India Information Technology Act. Google has been asked to immediately correct this inaccuracy,"...
  • Facebook booked over group exhorting cow slaughter May 21, 2013

    Lucknow: An FIR was on Monday registered in Lucknow against social networking site Facebook on a complaint that claimed a group on the site exhorts people to slaughter cows, police said. The site was booked under penal provisions and under the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, on the complaint filed...
  • Only top officers can order arrest for offensive posts on web: SC May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that no arrests could be made for objectionable comments on social networking websites without prior permission of senior police officers. The apex court, which refused to pass an order for a blanket ban on the arrest of a person for making ...
  • Will govt rethink, amend section 66(A) of IT Act? December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Communication and IT, Milind Deora accepted misuse of the Information Technology (IT) Act and said that the government is open to making the law more objective to prevent further misuse. With pressure mounting from netizens, the government is under pressure to do a rethink...
  • Don't want to live in fear of being jailed: IT Act petitioner November 30, 2012

    The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Delhi and Puducherry governments over the petition filed by a Delhi University student, Shreya Singhal, challenging the Information Technology Act. The court has asked Maharashtra to explain arrest of the two Palghar girls over Facebook comments...
  • SC admits Aseem Trivedi's plea against Sec 66(A) of IT Act November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has admitted cartoonist Aseem Trivedi's plea against the controversial Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act. Trivedi had been arrested in Mumbai in September on sedition charges for allegedly mocking the Constitution. He said the law is being misused to curb freedom. My plea has been...
  • Explain arrest of girls over FB post: SC to Maha govt November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Delhi and Puducherry governments over the petition filed by a Delhi University student, Shreya Singhal, challenging the Information Technology Act. The court has asked Maharashtra to explain arrest of the two Palghar girls over...
  • AG to reply to plea on Sec 66(A) of IT Act in SC November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Attorney General is expected to give his opinion to the Supreme Court on Friday on a petition challenging the controversial Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act. This, even as politicians and cyber experts say the section should be rewritten. The petition challenging the controversial Section 66(A)...
  • Govt under pressure to amend section 66 (A) of the IT act November 29, 2012

    The Supreme Court has asked the Attorney General to respond to a petition challenging the controversial Section 66A in the IT Act. ...
  • New guidelines to prevent misuse of Sec 66(A) of IT Act November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: No less than a police officer of a rank of DCP will be allowed to permit registration of a case under provisions of the Information Technlogy Act that deals with spreading hatred through electronic messages, following uproar over recent arrests under the controversial law. In the case of...
  • SC asks AG to reply to PIL on Sec 66(A) of IT Act by Friday November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the petitioners to serve a copy of the petition challenging Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act to the Attorney General. The AG has been summoned to respond to the petition on Friday. A Delhi student has filed a public interest litigation (PIL)...
  • Govt modifies Sec 66(A) of IT Act after FB controversies November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has modified rules under the controversial Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act in the wake of its alleged misuse in recent few cases. This comes a day after a 19yearold boy was questioned by the police in Palghar over an alleged Facebook post against Maharashtra...
  • SC to hear Delhi student's PIL challenging Sec 66(A) of IT Act November 29, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi student has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court challenging Section 66(A) of the Information Technology Act which was invoked to arrest two girls in Palghar, Maharashtra after they posted a comment on the bandh in Mumbai after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's...
  • The Last Word: Is there a need to review Information Technology Act? November 20, 2012

    Does the highhanded arrest of two young girls mean it's time to review and revise the IT Act? ...
  • Read: The controversial Internet control rules April 27, 2011

    Complete text of the controversial new rules notified under the Information Technology Act. [To be published in THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, Part II, Section 3, Subsection (i) of dated the 11th April 2011] Government of India MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (Department of Information Technology) NOTIFICATION New Delhi, the , 2011 G.S.R. (E)...
  • Orkut, Facebookusers targets for cyber criminals December 5, 2007

    New Delhi: Social networking sites are fast becoming a hotspot for cyber criminals. From morphed pictures to defamatory comments, police officials have their hands full with complaints from users. Many people have already become victims of obscenity on social networking websites. The Delhi police has recorded over 200 complaints in the...