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Sec 66C, Information Technology Act 2000: Punishment for identity theft

Information Technology Act 2000

Chapter XI (Offences)

Section 66C (Punishment for identity theft)

❝Whoever, fraudulently or dishonestly make 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.❞


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Notes:

Section 66C was newly inserted by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 w.e.f. 27 Oct 2009.

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