The IT Act prohibits unauthorized access to computer systems, computer networks, or any data stored therein. It also addresses penalties for introducing malware, viruses, or other harmful computer programs.
Organizations handling sensitive personal data are required to implement reasonable security practices to protect such information from unauthorized access, disclosure, or misuse. In case of a data breach, they must promptly inform the affected individuals and the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).
Entities providing critical information infrastructure are required to report cybersecurity incidents to CERT-In.
Section 66 of the IT Act deals with various cyber offenses, including unauthorized access, computer-related offenses, and cyber fraud. It outlines the penalties for committing such offenses.
Intermediaries, such as internet service providers and social media platforms, are required to comply with certain due diligence requirements to enjoy immunity from liability for third-party content hosted on their platforms.
The IT Act recognizes electronic signatures as legally valid, providing the same legal status as handwritten signatures.
Section 65B establishes the admissibility of electronic records as evidence in court, subject to certain conditions.
The IT Act provides for the establishment of a Cyber Appellate Tribunal to hear appeals against orders issued by the Controller of Certifying Authorities and Adjudicating Officers.
Our lawyers can offer legal guidance and consultation to individuals and businesses on the provisions of the IT Act related to cybercrime compliance. They can help clients understand their rights and responsibilities under the law.
Our lawyers can conduct compliance audits for businesses to assess their adherence to the IT Act's provisions and identify areas of improvement to strengthen cybersecurity measures.
Our lawyers can assist businesses in drafting and reviewing cybersecurity policies and procedures to ensure they are in line with the requirements of the IT Act.
Our lawyers can advise organizations on data protection and privacy laws and assist in implementing measures to safeguard sensitive information from cyber threats.
In case of a cyber incident or data breach, our lawyers can help organizations develop an incident response plan and guide them through the process of reporting the incident to the relevant authorities as required by the IT Act.
Our lawyers can assist internet intermediaries, such as social media platforms and ISPs, in understanding their liability and compliance obligations under the IT Act's provisions.
If an individual or organization becomes a victim of cybercrime, our lawyers can represent them in filing complaints with law enforcement agencies and pursuing legal action against the perpetrators.
Our lawyers can represent clients in cases before Adjudicating Officers under the IT Act, which handle matters related to data breaches and cybersecurity incidents. They can also handle appeals before the Cyber Appellate Tribunal, if applicable.
Cybercrime cases often involve digital evidence, and our lawyers can ensure proper collection, preservation, and presentation of electronic evidence in court.
Our lawyers can assist clients in understanding and filing cyber insurance claims to recover losses incurred due to cyber incidents.
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