It Act

  • Sena protests 'derogatory' remark on FB against Bal Thackeray 16-10-2013 03:27 PM

    Thane: There is tension in Thane after Shiv Sena activists protested an alleged derogatory comment against late party founder Bal Thackeray on Facebook. The Shiv Sena has registered a complaint with the police about the comment which ostensibly derides Bal Thackeray and his son Uddhav. A case against unknown persons...
  • Prior approval must to arrest under Section 66A: SC 17-05-2013 04:20 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said no person would be arrested under Section 66A of the IT Act for posting objectionable comments on social networking websites without prior approval from an officer not below the rank of inspector general of police. A vacation bench of Justice BS Chauhan...
  • Only top officers can order arrest for offensive posts on web: SC 16-05-2013 12:24 PM

    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 objectionable...
  • Online censorship: SC to hear plea against govt action 15-05-2013 01:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea seeking to restrain government authorities from taking any coercive action against anyone for posting alleged objectionable comments on social networking sites. An application was filed before the apex court seeking its direction to the authorities not to take...
  • AP: Lawyer arrested for Facebook post against ex-CM, MLA 13-05-2013 11:25 AM

    Hyderabad: A civil liberties lawyer, Jaya Vindyala, has been arrested under Section 66A of the IT Act for posting some comments on Facebook allegedly against former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Tamil Nadu Governor Rosaiah and an MLA A Krishna Mohan. The advocate, who is also a member of the...
  • Will the government listen to the voice of netizens? 30-11-2012 10:41 PM

    The SC asks Maharashtra to explain the FB arrests, but the Centre maintains there is no need to scrap the IT law. ...
  • SC questions Maharashtra govt, others over Section 66(A) 30-11-2012 09:35 PM

    The SC issued notices to the Maharashtra government and other concerned states on why Section 66(A) should not be scrapped. ...
  • News 360: Develop ways to stop sexual harassment, says SC 30-11-2012 09:32 PM

    The Supreme Court tells the government to clamp down on harassment of women with CCTV camera and harsh punishment. ...
  • Section 66A of IT Act is a can of worms: Cyber law expert 30-11-2012 05:53 PM

    Cyber law expert Pawan Duggal has hailed the Supreme Court's intervention in the Palghar Facebook arrests case. ...
  • Don't want to live in fear of being jailed: IT Act petitioner 30-11-2012 02:31 PM

    The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Centre, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Delhi and Puducherry governments over the petition. ...
  • News 360: Namdhari booked for killing Ponty's brother Hardeep 29-11-2012 09:49 PM

    Government issues guidelines to prevent misuse of section 66(A) of the IT Act as the the demand for changing social media laws reach the Supreme Court. ...
  • Govt under pressure to amend section 66 (A) of the IT act 29-11-2012 07:06 PM

    The Supreme Court has asked the Attorney General to respond to a petition challenging the controversial Section 66A in the IT Act. ...