Indian Cyber Act: Lacunae and Recommendations

  • Pranav Prakash,
  • Dr. Surbhi Girdhar and Antony Jose
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  • Pranav Prakash

    Research Scholar at Department of Criminology, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, India

  • Dr. Surbhi Girdhar

    Assistant Professor at Department of Criminology, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, India

  • Antony Jose

    Research Scholar at Department of English, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, India

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The evolution of cyber law in India is not merely a legislative process but a strategic imperative that impacts national security, economic stability, and the privacy rights of its citizens. Therefore, the collective efforts of lawmakers, cybersecurity experts, and the international community are essential in shaping a future where digital advancements and security go hand in hand. The study critically analyses the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act), assessing its effectiveness against the evolving cybercrime landscape and its adequacy in protecting data in the digital age. The scope encompasses thoroughly examining the Act's provisions and amendments, evaluating India's cybercrime trends and how the Act stands up to new-age cyber threats, and comparing with global data protection laws to gauge international harmonisation. Moreover, the study investigates enforcement challenges, scrutinises the roles of the judiciary and law enforcement agencies, and identifies the lacunae in public awareness and education on cybersecurity. Based on these analyses, it proposes recommendations for policymakers, legal experts, and cybersecurity stakeholders engaged in fortifying the nation's digital defences.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2944 - 2954


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