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Overview of Cyber Laws

Download : Cyber Law IT-Act 2008

Section under IT Act, 2000 & Amendment 2008 Offence Penalty
Sec.43 D Damage to computer, Computer system, etc. Compensation not exceeding one crore rupees to the person so affected
Sec.43A Body corporate failure to protect data Compensation not exceeding five crore rupees to the person so affected
Sec.44(a) Failure to furnish document, return or report to the Controller or the Certifying Authority Penalty not exceeding one lakh and fifty thousand rupees for each such failure
Sec.44(b) Failure to file any return or furnish any information, books or other documents within the time specified Penalty not exceeding five thousand rupees for every day during which such failure continues
Sec.44(c) Failure to maintain books of account or records Penalty not exceeding ten thousand rupees for every day during which the failure continues
Sec.45 Where no penalty has been separately provided Compensation not exceeding twenty-five thousand rupees to the person affected by such contravention or a penalty not exceeding twenty-five thousand rupees
Sec.65 Tampering with Computer source documents Imprisonment up to three years, or with fine which may extend up to two lakh rupees, or with both
Sec.66 Hacking with Computer systems, Data alteration etc. Imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to five lakh rupees or with both
Sec.66B Retains any stolen computer resource or communication device Imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to rupees one lakh or with both
Sec.66C Fraudulent use of electronic signature Imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to rupees one lakh
Sec.66D Cheats by Personating by using computer resource Imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to one lakh rupees
Sec.66E Publishing obscene images Imprisonment which may extend to three years or with fine not exceeding two lakh rupees, or with both
Sec.66F Cyber terrorism Imprisonment which may extend to imprisonment for life
Sec.67 Publishes or transmits unwanted material Imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and with fine which may extend to five lakh rupees & in the event of a second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years and also with fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees
Sec.67A Publishes or transmits sexually explicit material Imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and with fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees and in the event of second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years and also with fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees
Sec.67B Abusing children Online Imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years and with a fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees and in the event of second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years and also with fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees
Sec.67C Preservation of information by intermediary Imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine
Sec.70 Un-authorized access to protected system Imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and shall also be liable to fine
Sec.71 Misrepresentation to the Controller or the Certifying Authority for obtaining license or Electronic Signature Certificate Imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both.
Sec.72 Breach of Confidentiality and Privacy Imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both
Sec.72A Disclosure of information in breach of contract Imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with a fine which may extend to five lakh rupees, or with both
Sec.73 & 74 Publishing false digital signature certificates Imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both
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