72A. Punishment for Disclosure of information in breach of lawful contract

72 A 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 a fine which may extend to five lakh rupees, or
  • with both.

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