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THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000

Breach of confidentiality and privacy
Section Description of offence
72

Save as otherwise provided in this Act or any other law for the time being in force any person who, in pursuance of any of the powers conferred under this Act, rules or regulations made thereunder, has secured access to any electronic record, book, register, correspondence, information, document or other material without the consent of the person concerned discloses such electronic record, book, register, correspondence, information, document or other material to any other person.

Punishment
Imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both.

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