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PRIVACY AND PROTECTION ISSUES IN E-COMMERCE

 
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The Information Technology Act, 2008 (IT Act) which has primarily been enacted to regulate and streamline transaction through the e-commerce platform lays down parameters for privacy and data protection.

 

The IT Act for security purposes provides an exclusive Chapter which deals with Secure Electronic Records and Secure Electronic Signatures.

 

The IT Act, 2008 enumerates provisions regarding penalty in cases of breach of confidentiality and violation of privacy. Additionally Section 66C of the IT Act imposes penalty in cases of identity theft and enunciates that whoever, fraudulently or dishonestly makes use of the electronic signature, password or any other unique identification feature of any other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to rupees one lakh.

 

Further, Section 84 A provides that the Central Government may, for secure use of the electronic medium and for promotion of e-governance and e-commerce, prescribe the modes or methods for encryption.

 

Data Protection under the IT Act- Section 43A of the IT Act enumerates compensation in cases of failure to protect data. It provides that where a body corporate, possessing, dealing or handling any sensitive personal data or information in a computer resource which it owns, controls or operates, is negligent in implementing and maintaining reasonable security practices and procedures and thereby causes wrongful loss or wrongful gain to any person, such body corporate shall be liable to pay damages by way of compensation, not exceeding five crore rupees, to the person so affected.

 

Hence, above are the relevant provisions which regulate privacy and security in transactions via E-commerce.

 

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