72. Breach of confidentiality and privacy

72. Breach of confidentiality and privacy

Save as otherwise provided in this Act or any other law for the time being in force, any person who, in pursuant of any of the powers conferred under this Act, rules or regulations made there under, 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 shall be punished with

  • 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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