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Information Technology Act 2000

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, the students will come to know about the Information Technology Act, 2000 especially on the following aspects:

  • Scope of the Act.

  • Electronic records and its validity.

  • Digital signatures.

  • Authentication of electronic records.

  • E-governance.

  • Electronic offences and penalty.

17.1 INTRODUCTION

The Information Technology Act is divided into 13 Chapters, 94 Sections and 5 Schedules.

 

Chapter 1: Scope and Definitions

Chapter 2: Authentication of Electronic Records using Digital Signature

Chapter 3: Electronic Governance

Chapter 4: Attribution, Receipt and Dispatch of Electronic Records

Chapter 5: Secure Electronic Records and Secure Digital Signature

Chapter 6: Regulation ...

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