embarking on a major review of the Information Technology Act which was passed
with effect from October 17, 2000. The amendments now proposed which has been
passed by the Cabinet Committee and is expected to be placed before the
Parliament soon are based on the recommendations of an "Expert Committee"
constituted in January 2005.
suggestions contained here in were made by Naavi in July 2005 and sent to
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. However the Ministry
chose to completely ignore the recommendations and proceed with the
recommendations made by the expert committee which had many shortcomings.
suggestions indicate what the Ministry chose to ignore and when the proposed
amendments are seen in this perspective, it would be clear that the Ministry
is proposing to go ahead with the amendments as it now contemplates not
because no other better alternatives were available to meet the threat of
Cyber Crimes in India but because it had other specific reasons. If therefore
it is held some time later by a Court that these suggestions had intentions
that were not noble, then the Ministry cannot hide behind the "Expert
through these suggestions as well as the
comparison of the act before and after the proposed amendments and the
detailed comments on the proposed amendments available here
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