75. Act to apply for offence or contraventions committed outside India

75. Act to apply for offence or contraventions committed outside India

(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (2), the provisions of this Act shall apply also to

  • any offence or contravention committed outside India
  • by any person irrespective of his nationality.

(2) For the purposes of sub-section (1), this Act shall apply to

  • an offence or contravention committed outside India
  • by any person
  • if the act or conduct constituting the offence or contravention involves a computer, computer system or computer network located in India.

Summary

Hence, an offence would typically contain these elements:

  • the victim
  • the computer system used to commit the offence
  • the computer system affected by the offence
  • the offender

An act will be categorized as an offence under the purview of the Information Technology Act if any 1 of the elements given above are in India.

If none of the above are in India, the Information Technology Act will not apply.

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