IT-DCI members shall promote the dignity of the profession and shall be committed to:

  • Practicing the profession with honesty, integrity, and accountability
  • Respecting all laws and avoiding involvement in any false, fraudulent or deceptive activity
  • Striving to increase the competence and prestige of quality profession
  • Maintaining membership as a means for promoting quality and professional growth and avoiding the use of such membership for the sole purpose of solicitation of business or for personal financial gain
  • Continue with professional development of self and aiding the same for other colleagues.

Members to practice the Legitimate Right

Refer IT Act India -2008 (Amended)

History of the Act >

The United Nations General Assembly by resolution A/RES/51/162, dated the 30 January 1997 has adopted the Model Law on Electronic Commerce adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. This is referred to as the UNCITRAL Model Law on E-Commerce.

Following the UN Resolution India passed the Information Technology Act 2000 in May 2000 and notified it for effectiveness on October 17, 2000.

The Information technology Act 2000 has been substantially amended through the Information Technology Amendment Act 2008 which was passed by the two houses of the Indian Parliament on December 23, and 24, 2008. It got the Presidential assent on February 5, 2009 and was notified for effectiveness on October 27, 2009.

Specifics of the Act

Information technology Act 2000 consisted of 94 sections segregated into 13 chapters. Four schedules form part of the Act.

Essence of the Act

Information Technology Act 2000 addressed the following issues:

  • Legal Recognition of Electronic Documents
  • Legal Recognition of Digital Signatures
  • Offenses and Contraventions
  • Justice Dispensation Systems for Cybercrimes

In the 2008 version of the Act, there are 124 sections (excluding 5 sections that have been omitted from the earlier version) and 14 chapters. Schedule I and II have been replaced. Schedules III and IV are deleted.

ITAA 2008- Information Technology Amendment Act 2008 as the new version of Information Technology Act 2000 is often referred has provided additional focus on Information Security. It has added several new sections on offences including Cyber Terrorism and Data Protection.

The Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008

The Government of India has brought major amendments to ITA-2000 in form of the Information Technology Amendment Act, 2008.

A set of Rules relating to Sensitive Personal Information and Reasonable Security Practices (mentioned in section 43A of the ITAA, 2008) was released in April 2011.

Some of the cyber law observers have criticized the amendments on the ground of lack of legal and procedural safeguards to prevent violation of civil liberties of Indians.

There have also been appreciations about the amendments from many observers because it addresses the issue of Cyber Security.

Section 69 empowers the Central Government/State Government/ its authorized agency to intercept, monitor or decrypt any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer resource if it is necessary or expedient so to do in the interest of the Sovereignty Or Integrity Of IndiaDefense of India, Security of the State, Friendly Relations with Foreign States Or Public Order Or for Preventing Incitement to the Commission of any Cognizable Offence Or for Investigation of any Offence. They can also secure assistance from computer personnel in decrypting data.

Notification of IT Act 2008

The Information Technology Amendment Act, 2008 (IT Act 2008) has been passed on 23rd December 2008 and received the assent of President of India on 5th February, 2009. The IT Act 2008 has been notified on Oct 27 2009