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govt may finalise rules of it (amendment) act in a month

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 The government is likely to finalise in a month the rules of the IT (Amendment) Act, which deals with issues like cyber crime and data interception. "We have already put up draft rules of the IT (Amendment) Act on the website and have also received comments ... We are trying to finalise the rules within a month," Department of Information Technology (DIT) Secretary R Chandrashekhar told reporters on the sidelines of a CII conference here. The Lok Sabha in December 2008 passed the IT (Amendment) bill, which made publishing and transmitting of obscene material in electronic form and e-commerce frauds punishable. The amendments were introduced in the Information Technology Act 2000, for countering cyber crimes such as publishing s*xually explicit material in electronic form, data leakage and e-commerce frauds. Talking about the meeting of the IT task force constituted to suggest steps for stimulating growth in the IT, ITeS and electronics hardware manufacturing industry, Chandrashekar said, "The Task Force will meet in mid September. We have suggested that there should be a set of recommendations with achievable goals." The government had constituted a task force chaired by HCL Infosystem CEO Ajai Chowdhury to recommend strategies to aid growth of the IT software and IT enabled services sector in the context of global developments.




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