A Critical Analysis of Information Technology Act, 2000 with reference to Cyber Offence and Cyber Security

  • Vishnu Vatsan Madhusudan
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  • Vishnu Vatsan Madhusudan

    Student at School of Law, CHRIST (deemed to be university), India

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The fast spread of modern technology and the advent of the internet has transformed how civilizations work, interact, and do business. This technological evolution, however, has created new concerns, especially in the areas of cybercrime and cybersecurity. This research paper provides an in-depth study of the Information Technology Act 2000, which is a critical legislation in India, having a particular emphasis on its efficacy in combating cybercrime and increasing cybersecurity. The study, based on doctrinal methods, involving mainly secondary sources of data, begins by delving into the terms of cybercrime and cyber-security, as well as their components that include cybercrime categories, consequences, and reasons. It then looks into the Information Technology Act of 2000, the Act's objectives, compliance procedures, and legislative structure intended to combat cyberattacks and secure cyber infrastructure. Furthermore, the study assesses the Information Technology Act's potential to keep up with the ever-changing world of cyber assaults. It evaluates the Act's provisions relating to cyber offences such as computer hacking, data theft, and digital scams, as well as their efficacy in deterring and punishing hackers. The study also explores cybersecurity policies, examining if they are sufficient to preserve important data systems and people' digital confidentiality. Finally, it identifies probable areas for development and legal amendments to better address current cyber dangers and safeguard the best interests of people, institutions, and the country in overall, thus intending to provide input to the continuing cybersecurity issue and assist lawmakers in better protecting the digital realm from potential cyber threats.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 2529 - 2544

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117319

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