IT Act 2000 Update: I4C Expanded Authority in Content Removal

New Delhi, the 13th March, 2024 G.S.R. 193(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (b) of sub-section (3) of section 79 of the Information Technology Act 2000, Central Government being the appropriate government hereby designate the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C), to be the agency of the Ministry of Home Affairs to perform the functions under clause (b) of sub-section (3) of section 79 of Information Technology Act, 2000 and to notify the instances of information, data or communication link residing in or connected to a computer resource controlled by the intermediary being used to commit the unlawful act.

What is Section 79 3 B of the IT Act?

Section 79(3)(b) of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 in India provides certain exemptions to intermediaries, such as internet service providers and social media platforms, from liability for third-party content hosted on their platforms. This section states that intermediaries are not liable for any third-party information, data, or communication link made available or hosted by them, as long as they comply with the prescribed due diligence.

What is I4C ?

The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) is a centralized agency established by the Indian government to combat cybercrime effectively. It serves as a hub for coordination among various law enforcement agencies, government bodies, and other stakeholders involved in addressing cyber threats and crimes. I4C aims to enhance the capabilities of law enforcement agencies in investigating and prosecuting cybercrimes, as well as to promote cybersecurity awareness and collaboration across different sectors.

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