Critical Assessment of Information Technology Act, 2000

Aryan Pujari and Mansi Singh
Amity University, Chattisgarh, India

Volume III – Issue II, 2021

This research paper aims to present before the readers drawbacks and in-efficiencies of the I.T. Act,2000 and amendment of 2008 and further suggests solutions to overcome these fallacies. Cyber law in India solely revolve around the I.T. Act,2000 despite of the fact that, there are bulk of offences and infrastructural additions are required to be incorporated. Apart from the this, the legislation itself was previously amended long back  in 2008 under which significant changes were welcomed but this doesn’t change the fact that since 2008 till date technology has lifted itself to a next level.

Offences like corporate espionage and fraudulent transfer of funds has eaten up the general public, the I.T. Act, 2000 doesn’t specify any specialized infrastructure for the same neither for international transactions. With skyrocketing cyber terrorism, we need to advance our cyber security infrastructure and have to proliferate its awareness in the grassroot level.

In addition to this, section 66(A) of the IT Amendment Act,2008 need to be relooked into, which would be a step worth appreciation by the general public. The comparative study with USA is a hard-hitting reality which shows that we are far behind them in terms of specificity, infrastructure and preventive measures in the digital arena. Privacy has been a major concern since the beginning of last decade. With the new Digital India Scheme banking services are mostly carried out through digital medium and we have already precedented several unauthorized breaches into these networks which is indeed alarming. This topic is of utmost priority and need to be addressed before it’s too late.


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