Shreya Singhal v. Union of India

[AIR 2015 SC 1523]

Landmark judgment in which the court struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 for being violative of the freedom of speech and expression under Article 19(1)(a).

On  the  issue  of  intermediary  liability,  the court read down  Section  79 of the IT Act and  held  that the ‘actual knowledge’ requirement for an intermediary  to  take  down  content  has  to  be  read to mean either an intimation in the form of a court order or on being notified by the government.

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