ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Information Technology Act

The Information Technology Act, 2000, aimed particularly at encouraging the growth of e-commerce, fails to satisfy the basic precondition for such growth - building trader and consumer confidence. At this stage in the growth of the industry consumer protection is far more important than protection for technology developers and promoters. The absence of representation of consumer bodies or departments dealing with consumer affairs in the various bodies which drafted the act is evident in the biases in the act.

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