Rules Of Presumption For Admitting Electronic Records As Evidence

The Information Technology Act 2000 (IT Act) incorporates a schedule (second schedule) which provides for amendment to Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (Evidence Act) to grant certain presumption value to electronic record and digital signature.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the presumption as to an electronic record?
What is a “secure electronic record”?
What is the presumption as to a digital signature and digital signature certificates?
Is there any presumption as regards the electronic messages and electronic agreements?

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