Cybercrime Law Essay

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Cyber crimes essay
THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT AMENDMENT OF 2008
Cyber law, in a general sense, has been envisaged as a term that encapsulates the legal issues related to the use of communicative, transactional, and distributive aspects of networked information devices and technologies. And the crimes against these issues are termed as cyber crime

Cyber law and cyber crime
Cyber crime spans not only state and national boundaries, but the international boundaries as well. At the Tenth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders, in a workshop devoted to the issues of crimes related to computer networks, cybercrime was broken into two categories and defined thus: * In a narrow sense, the term
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Cyber laws are contained in this Act. But because of the large number of loopholes in this law, subsequent amendments have been proposed from time to time, as in 2005 and again in 2008. The 2008 Amendment of Information Technology Act brought great many changes in this regard. This amendment has widened the sphere of the law and extended its horizon. Such an important amendment is the insertion of section 2(nb) in the new amendment, which relates to the term “cyber security”. According to the Section 2(nb) of ITAA, 2008,
‘cyber security’ means protecting information, equipment, devices, computer, computer resource, communication devise and information stored therein from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification or destruction.
This term incorporates both the physical security of devices as well as the information stored therein. It covers “protection from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification and destruction.”
Today, cyber security is posing a big challenge for India. The Indian government is not only unaware about the basics of cyber security but is also adamant about not bringing suitable changes in this regard. The IT Amendment Bill, 2008 is only a beginning.

HIGHLIGHTS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000
However, the passing of the Information Technology Act, 2000 was truly the first major step which gave a legal sanction to the electronic data and

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