No arrests under Sec 66-A for social media posts, rules SC

The Supreme Court struck down Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, on Tuesday.   Pronouncing their verdict on a PIL filed against the section, which empowers the police to arrest a person for allegedly posting ‘offensive materials’ on social networking sites.   Even before this Judgment in the year 2014 Apex Court already set rules for the arrest for the offence punishable up-to seven years in the judgment of Arnesh Kumar v/s The state of Bihar. Hence police cannot arrest any person without serving proper notice to the…

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Top Data Security Threats of 2017

Data security threats are breaking new ground and reinventing some of the most damaging kinds of cyber attack in history. These attacks target businesses for third party benefit, turn one of the best cyber developments of our generation into a weapon and execute elaborate cons. They are each a serious concern in 2017. Business Process Compromises Although a specific business suffers an attack, not all data security threats aim for that business’s assets for their final prize. Today, businesses conduct more and more communication and record keeping online. As a…

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