Supreme Court strike down Section 66A of IT Act as unconstitutional

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Bench of Supreme Court, while observing public’s right to know is directly affected by Section 66A and the Section clearly affects the right to freedom of speech and expression enshrined under the Constitution of India, held that Section 66A was unconstitutional because it failed two major tests – the clear and present danger test and the tendency to create public disorder test. The court...

Government to reconsider Section 66 A of IT Act

Supreme Court of India
While replying to the Supreme Court’s comment seeking clarity on Section 66 A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, Central Government informed the apex court that Government is willing to take a re-look at Section 66 A of the Information Technology Act, which empowers police to make arrests over social media messages, and to put in necessary safeguards for allaying apprehensions against its misuse. Government...

Clarity required on ‘infirmity’ in Section 66A, IT Act 2000

Supreme Court of India
A bench of Justices J. Chelameswar and S.A. Bobde of the Apex Court, while hearing contention of Centre in a case of posting objectionable comments on social websites by some persons sought clarity on ‘infirmity’ in Section 66A of the Information Technology Act 2000 (IT Act). Court recognized that misuse of Section 66A in case of “unpalatable political activity” had to be checked and...

Law Relating to Electronic Contracts by Dr. R.K Singh

Vishnu Chandran, II year LLM Student, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT The technological changes are boon for mankind and the internet has changed the life of people altogether. Almost everyone is accustomed to the virtual world and accesses the same. The new communication systems have replaced the traditional snail – pace systems of communication. Business communities and consumers are all the time...