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THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000

Directions of Controller to a subscriber to extend facilities to decrypt information.
Section Description of offence
69

(1) If the Controller is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient so to do in the interest of the sovereignty or integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence, for reasons to be recorded in writing, by order, direct any agency of the Government to intercept any information transmitted through any computer resource.

(2) The subscriber or any person-in-charge of the computer resource shall, when called upon by any agency which has been directed under sub-section (1), extend all facilities and technical assistance to decrypt the information.

Punishment
The subscriber or any person who fails to assist the agency referred to in sub- section (2) shall be punished with an imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years.

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