Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA), 2016

The Act proposes both fines and jail terms for cyber offences. Additionally, a provision is made for Computer Emergency Response Teams, who would constitute the personnel of expertise in issues pertaining to cybersecurity on critical infrastructure or information data. Similarly, intelligence agencies officials are to be made part of these teams as well. The Act also proposes international cooperation in this regard to thwart or instigate threats of cybersecurity.

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Friday, August 12, 2016
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Minister of State for Information Technology
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