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Is scraping legal in India?

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 20, 2024

Web scraping is legal in India, but it depends on how the scraped data is used. Scraping public data for non-commercial research or personal use is generally allowed, while scraping private user data without permission is illegal. Commercial scraping may require a website's permission. Violating a website's terms and conditions could lead to lawsuits or blocks.

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