Introduction To Cyber Laws In India

India is one of the earliest countries to adopt a regulation for cyber laws. Cyber laws are governed in India by the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act).The IT Act is based on the Model Law on Electronic Commerce adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law in 1997.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Are electronic records legally recognized?
Can electronic records be used to deal with Government agencies?
What are the transactions covered under the IT Act?
What is the Jurisdiction of IT Act?

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