ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ACT, 2001

(Act 8 of 2001)

Part X
Miscellaneous

53. For the removal of doubt, it is hereby declared that no person providing service as a network service provider shall be liable under this Act or regulations made thereunder for any third party information or data made available by him if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or that he had exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence.

54.No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Government, the Controller or any person acting on behalf of the Controller for anything which is in good faith or intended to be done in pursuance of this Act or any regulation made thereunder.

55. (1) The Minister shall appoint an Advisory Committee for the purpose of this Act.

(2) The Advisory Committee shall consist of a Chairman and such number of other official members and other members representing the interests principally affected or having special knowledge of the subject matter, as the Minister may deem fit.

(3) The Advisory committee shall advise the Minister—

(a) either generally or as regards any matter that may be referred by the Minister for advice;

(b) In framing regulations under this act:

(4) There shall be paid to the members of the Advisory Committee such traveling and other allowances as the Minister may determine.

56. (1) The Minister may, after consultation with the controller and the Advisory Committee make regulations to carry out the purposes of this Act.

(2) The Minister may, by regulation amend the Schedule to this Act.