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Sec 72A, IT Act 2000: Punishment for disclosure of info in breach of lawful contract

Information Technology Act 2000

Chapter XI (Offences)

Section 72A (Punishment for disclosure of information in breach of lawful contract)

❝Save as otherwise provided in this Act or any other law for the time being in force, any person including an intermediary who, while providing services under the terms of lawful contract, has secured access to any material containing personal information about another person, with the intent to cause or knowing that he is likely to cause wrongful loss or wrongful gain discloses, without the consent of the person concerned, or in breach of a lawful contract, such material to any other person, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine which may extend to five lakh rupees, or with both.❞



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Notes:

Section 72A was newly inserted by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008 w.e.f. 27 Oct 2009.

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