Information Technology Act
The Information Technology Act, 2000 (amended in 2008) is the main statute that governs online behaviour in India, from e-commerce to cybercrimes, Internet surveillance, and intermediary liability. Thus, understanding that statute is of paramount interest to all Indian 'netizens'.
Pranesh Prakash of the Centre for Internet and Society wrote a short note in February 2009 on the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008. This is being posted as a precursor to a more exhaustive analysis of the Act and the rules sought to be promulgated under the Act. Thus, this does not cover the regulations that have been drafted under the Act.