Recent Landmark Developments in IT Laws: The Indian Judicial Approach

  • Divyanshi Khemka
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  • Divyanshi Khemka

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

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Information Technology (IT) Laws is one of the most rapidly developing areas of law in today’s time, not just domestically but internationally as well. The field of technology has seen rapid change at an unprecedented rate in the last two decades, with new technologies emerging every second and becoming accessible to the public at large. To keep pace with these developments, various legislative actions have been undertaken by amending the existing laws such as the Information Technology Act of 2000 and formalising rules and regulations to supplement the laws. However, it is now the need of the hour to bring in new legislation to overhaul the existing legal machinery pertaining to IT. While the legislature is working towards executing this overhaul with the impending Digital India Act, the process to accomplish this is time-consuming. In the past two decades, the Indian judiciary has stepped in at various junctures to keep abeam with the latest developments in technology so that the existing laws are not regarded as being redundant or outdated. The judiciary has done so by incorporating various interpretations and jurisprudence while adjudicating disputes pertaining to the IT sector. In this article, we will explore the recent judicial developments in IT laws. For the purpose of this discussion, we will limit our scope to landmark judicial decisions pertaining to specific areas such as the constitutionality of IT laws and rules, intermediary liability, and evidentiary value of electronic records in the past decade (2014-2024).


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 1459 - 1464


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