Today’s world is a connected world. Large numbers of legal entities are not only connected to the Internet but are also invariably offering services of various kinds on computer networks and the Internet. These service providers invariably deal with third party data as also provide platforms where such third party data is generated, uploaded, retained, transmitted or hosted or dealt with in any manner whatsoever.

Variety of service providers providing various kinds of services of computer networks qualify as intermediaries under Indian Cyberlaw.

The Indian law has come up with a unique legal concept of “intermediaries” in the context of use of computers, computer systems, computer networks, computer resources and communication devices as also data and information in the electronic form. This is thanks to special provisions in India’s special legislation being the Information Technology Act, 2000, as amended by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008.

The law on intermediaries has developed in India, with the coming up with the Information Technology Act, 2000. Major changes pertaining to liability of intermediaries have been made by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008.

What is the liability of intermediaries in India? How can intermediaries be made liable for third party data or information made available by them on their networks? What does the law expect intermediaries to do in India? What kinds of compliances does the law require intermediaries to do in India? What kind of due diligence to be expected from intermediaries in India? These and a variety of other issues are discussed and detailed in the present eBook. The law on intermediaries has developed substantially over the last one decade in India. This eBook captures the main elements of the law in this regard in India. It sensitizes intermediaries about their need to keep in mind various compliance requirements, while structuring and performing their day-to-day operations and business activities. Further, this eBook also provides ways of how intermediaries can protect themselves from potential legal liability, both civil and criminal, under the Indian Cyberlaw.

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