Supreme court rules out Section 66A of IT Act as Unconstitutional

Supreme court rules out Section 66A of IT Act | Information Security Blog

The Information Technology Act 2000 contains an amended act 66A section. Under this section, “Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or a communication device :-

Any information that is grossly offensive or has menacing character or any information which he knows to be false, but for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred or ill will, persistently by making use of such computer resource or a communication device,

any electronic mail or electronic mail message for the purpose of causing annoyance or inconvenience or to deceive or to mislead the addressee or recipient about the origin of such messages, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and with fine.”

This is an interesting decision by supreme court as many political parties in India that are in the state of mind where, there should be restrictions w.r.t right to speech on internet or any communication device and on other hand people belive in right to speech on Internet.

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