Overview of other laws amended by the IT Act, 2000

The Indian Penal Code of 1860 and the Indian Evidence Act of 1872 was amended by the IT Act of 2000 to keep in tune with the technological changes that were rising rapidly.

Indian Penal Code, 1860

Amendments related to IPC were contained in Sec.91 and the First Schedule of the IT Act, 2000. Pursuant to the enactment of the Information Technology (amendment) Act, 2008, Sec.91 was deleted and the provisions with regard to Indian Penal Code were mentioned in Part III of the amendment Act.

The amendments made to the Indian Penal Code are as follows –
1) Amendment to Sec.4 –
In section 4, - i) after clause (2), the following clause shall be inserted namely: - (3) any person in any place without and beyond India committing offence targeting a computer resource located in India ii) for the Explanation, the following Explanation shall be substituted, namely:- (a) the word "offence" includes every act committed outside India which, if committed in India would be punishable under this code. (b) the expression "computer resource" shall have the meaning assigned to it in clause (k) of subsection (1) of section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

2) Amendment of Sec.40 –
In clause (2), after the figure "117", the figures "118,119 and 120" shall be inserted.

3) Amendment of Sec.118 –

In section 118, for the words "voluntarily conceals, by any act or illegal omission, the existence of a design", the words "voluntarily conceals by any act or omission or by the use of encryption or any other information hiding tool, the existence of a design" shall be substituted.

4) Amendment of Sec.119 –
In section 119, for the words "voluntarily conceals, by any act or illegal omission, the existence of a design", the words "voluntarily conceals by any act or omission or by the use of encryption or any other information hiding tool, the existence of a design" shall be substituted.

5) Amendment of Sec.464 –
In section 464, for the words "digital signature" wherever they occur, the words "electronic signature" shall be substituted.

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