Ch Title
- Preamble
1 Preliminary
2 Digital and Electronic Signature
3 Electronic Governance
4 Attribution, Acknowledgement Despatch of Electronic Records
5 Secure Electronic Records and Secure Digital Signatures
6 Regulation of Certifying Authorities
7 Electronic  Signature Certificates
8 Duties of Subscribers
9 Penalties and Adjudication
10 The Cyber Appellate Tribunal
11 Offences
12 Network Service Providers Not to be liable in Certain cases
12A Examiner of Electronic Evidence
13 Miscellaneous

Amendments to Other Acts

Part III Indian Penal Code
Part IV Indian Evidence Act


1 Excluded Documents
2 Electronic Signature Procedure


  Notes on clauses
  Compendium of Rules


Section No

V 14   Secure Electronic Record  

Where any security procedure has been applied to an electronic record at a specific point of time, then such record shall be deemed to be a secure electronic record from such point of time to the time of verification. 

  15   Secure Electronic Signature (Substituted vide ITAA 2008)  

An electronic signature shall be deemed to be a secure electronic signature if-


(i)  the signature creation data, at the time of affixing signature, was under the exclusive control of signatory and no other person; and
(ii)  the signature creation data was stored and affixed in such exclusive manner as may be prescribed

Explanation- In case of digital signature, the "signature creation data" means the private key of the subscriber

  16   Security procedures and Practices (Amended vide ITAA 2008)  

The Central Government may for the purposes of sections 14 and 15 prescribe the security procedures and practices

Provided that in prescribing such security procedures and practices, the Central Government shall have regard to the commercial circumstances, nature of transactions and such other related factors as it may consider appropriate.