The IT Act establishes a legal foundation for electronic governance by recognising electronic documents and digital signatures, as well as defining and punishing cybercrime. The Act also mandated the creation of a Controller of Certifying Authorities to oversee digital signature issuing. The act was introduced as a legislation around the time when only 55 lakh people which was 0.5% of the population (Garg, Rohin) in India were acclimated online through online e-commerce websites being the single source of concern. The United Nations Commission on International Trade Legislation created a model law on Internet commerce, which was then endorsed by the General Assembly in a resolution (MEITY) requiring governments to give the model law favourable regard when implementing or modifying similar laws. India implemented the ITA 2000 in accordance with the UNCITRAL model law’s requirements.
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