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JC - Legal Updates - Government issues new cyber security guidelines

Legal Updates

05 May 2022

Government issues new cyber security guidelines

With the view to augment and strengthen the cyber security in India, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (“CERT-In”), the functional organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”), on 28th April 2022, issued “Directions” under Section 70B (6) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 relating to information security practices, procedure, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents for Safe & Trusted Internet. From 27th June 2022, all service providers, intermediaries, data centres, body corporate and government organisations must adhere to these Directions.

The Directions aim to lay-down mechanism for collection of primary information to coordinate response and emergency measures for cyber security incidents to seamlessly assist analysis, investigation, and coordination as per the process of law.

The objective of the Direction is to secure information in the interest of the sovereignty or integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence using computer resource or for handling of any cyber incident. 

The Directions can be accessed at: 


For any further information, please contact Mr. Neeraj Dubey (neeraj.dubey@jclex.com).