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Aayushi Sang
Answered on 24 Dec 2019

Section 66A of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 prohibits the sending of offensive messages though a communication device (i.e. through an online medium). The types of information this covers are offensive messages of a menacing character, or a message that the sender knows to be false but is sent for the purpose of ‘causing annoyance, inconvenience, danger, obstruction, insult, injury, criminal intimidation, enmity, hatred, or ill will.’ If you’re booked under Section 66A, you could face up to 3 years of imprisonment along with a fine.Read More

Posted on 20 Dec 2019 | 1 Answer

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Harini S
Answered on 25 Jun 2019

You can lodge a complaint against the person in the nearest police station by filing an FIR. If any action has not taken then you can file a complaint in the cyber cell for seeking relief. The Procedure is, STEP 1: Keep in mind that you will have to provide name, mailing address & telephone number along with an application letter addressing the head of a cyber crime investigation cell when you go to file a complaint. STEP 2: As with almost all police cases, the complainant will have to provide the following papers and documents at the time of filing the complaint. READ: Procedure to Register a Cyber Crime Complaint Section 66 E of Information Technology Act, 2000 states that, transmits image of a private area of any person without his or her consent under the circumstance is a violation of privacy. READ: Cyber Crimes And Their Solutions In India According to this section, as your private picture are used to blackmail you which is considered as a violation of privacy under IT Act, 2000. You can take a legal action against that person who is blackmailing and threatening you. READ: How to Deal with Cyber Crimes in India? You can consult an expert cyber-crime lawyer in India who will advise and help you in your matter related to threat and blackmailing. You can also file a criminal complaint as the person is threatening you for having physical relation with him. You can file criminal complaint with the help of an experienced criminal lawyer in india who will help you in your matter.Read More

Posted on 19 Jun 2019 | 1 Answer

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Harini S
Answered on 21 Jun 2019

The first step you need to file an FIR in your nearest police and tell them about the blackmailing. Then you can go to the cyber cell and register a complaint against them on behalf of that FIR. READ: Procedure to Register a Cyber Crime Complaint The crime of blackmailing is defined under Section 503 of the IPC. It states that whoever threatens another with any injury to his person, reputation or property, or to the person or reputation of anyone in whom that person is interested, with intent to cause alarm to that person, or to cause that person to do any act which he is not legally bound to do, or to omit to do any act which that person is legally entitled to do, as the means of avoiding the execution of such threat, commits criminal intimidation. You can consult a criminal lawyer in India to file a complaint against the man who is blackmailing you. READ: How to Deal with Cyber Crimes in India? We advice you to take advice from an advocate who will help and suggest better in your matter. You can consult an expert cyber crime lawyer in India who will advice you in your matter.Read More

Posted on 21 Jun 2019 | 1 Answer

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Harini S
Answered on 02 Mar 2019

‘Blackmail ' is a commonly exploited word nowadays. Generally, blackmail is defined as an act where a person puts another person under threat while creating a situation where the person so threatened had to perform a particular task under pressure of that person for the sake of his privacy, reputation and most often for the sake of their wrongful act that they were hiding. It is regarded as a situation where one person puts another at a risk of harm if he does not does the act as directed. This act can be either physical or in term of money. This situation generally arises when a person threatens to use any embarrassing or confidential information about another which that person is not willing to reveal. READ: Blackmail: Is It Really a Crime? Your case has both the aspects of criminal law and cyber law. You may hire a good criminal lawyer in India, who may guide you better in your case. As your case is also being governed under cyber crime as the person is trying to blackmail you, using your explicit photo, you may hire a cyber crime lawyer in India who will help you to file a case against the person.Read More

Posted on 02 Mar 2019 | 1 Answer

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Harini S
Answered on 22 Feb 2019

Clicking someone's photo without their permission is a crime and sending it to any 3rd person to defame is also a crime under IPC. For this you can file a criminal complaint against your colleague for defamation or you can file a case under the Information Technology Act. To seek better advise you can consult a good criminal lawyer in India for your matter, who will guide you in a better manner in your case.Read More

Posted on 20 Feb 2019 | 1 Answer

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Answered on 28 Sep 2018

Section 66A in the amended IT Act deals with these crimes. Sending any message (through a computer or a communication device) that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; any communication which he knows to be false, but for the purpose of causing insult, annoyance, criminal intimidation comes under this section. This crime, is punishable up to three years with a fine. Read More

Posted on 28 Apr 2016 | 2 Answers

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Answered on 28 Sep 2018

Any offence under law in which an electronic document is involved can be termed generally as a "Cyber Crime". Such an electronic document can be a tool of Crime or an object of Crime. The crime can be an "Internet Crime" where a website or an e-mail might be used as a tool or a crime involving a LAN or even a single computer. A Crime using a Mobile or ATM is also generally covered under the term "Cyber Crime" since electronic documents are involved. Out of the crimes some crimes come under Information Technology Act 2000 and some may come under other statutes such as IPC. For the purpose of determining the jurisdiction of specially designated Cyber Crime Police Stations, offences under IT Act 2000 alone may be considered as "Cyber Crime". This is a limited definition. eg: A defamatory/threatening message sent through e-mail or SMS is an offence under IPC and not under IT Act 2000. If the message is "Obscene" it may be an offence under Section 67 of IT Act 2000. A Fraud committed using web or e-mail such as the Nigerian Fraud or a Lottery fraud is an offence under IPC and not under IT Act 2000. Any offence in which an Electronic Document is accessed or altered causing a wrongful harm to some body may be an offence under Section 66 of IT Act 2000.Read More

Posted on 09 Mar 2016 | 2 Answers

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Answered on 28 Sep 2018

Section 66A in the amended IT Act deals with these crimes. Sending any message (through a computer or a communication device) that is grossly offensive or has menacing character; any communication which he knows to be false, but for the purpose of causing insult, annoyance, criminal intimidation comes under this section. This crime, is punishable up to three years with a fine.   Read More

Posted on 28 Jul 2016 | 1 Answer

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Answered on 28 Sep 2018

You should have, in the first place, strongly adviced your friend not to do such wrong things as it can lead to some very serious consequences.  Considering your part of the query, then you should stay away from that friend and keep the recorded calls saved for use in future, if anything happens. Though anything wont affect you as you have already said a NO to him for helping him in his wrong deed, but prevention is better than cure.  So, watch your steps and and keep every proof which shows that you are/were not a part of your friend's wrong acts. Read More

Posted on 26 Jan 2018 | 1 Answer

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Team Legistify
Answered on 28 Sep 2018

Cyberbullying is the act of harming or harassing via information technology networks in a repeated and deliberate manner. Read More

Posted on 28 Jul 2016 | 1 Answer