Recent judgment of Shreya Singhal v. Union of India (24th March 2015), Writ Petition (Criminal) No.167 Of 2012 (PDF) has covered Section 66A, Section 69A and Section 79 and the rules made thereunder. These sections and rules are incorporated in the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act 2000) that is the cyber law of India.
This judgment has received both positive and negative feedbacks and we at Cyber Crimes Investigation Centre of India (CCICI) is analysing and interpreting this judgment in detail. We have started our analysis with the decision by Supreme Court via-a-vis Section 79 and Rule 3 of Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 (PDF).
Few of our opinions, suggestions, interviews and inputs in this regard are:
CCICI believes that there is a greater need to discuss Internet Intermediary Liability and Cyber Law Due Diligence (PDF) Obligations in more detail. We have started this Online Petition and Survey so that various stakeholders can share their valuable opinions with us. We would share the valuable inputs of public with Indian Government, Parliament of India, Supreme Court of India / High Court(s), National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, National Commission for Women etc. It is imperative that interests of various segments are properly represented and reflected in any legislative process that Indian Government / Parliament may undertake in near future in this regard.
Please spare some of your precious time and provide us with your valuable opinions, inputs, suggestions, etc at the Online Petition and Survey Form provided below. Thanks for your valuable feedback(s) in advance.