30 days in Mumbai

Rachiyta JainCyber Security2 Comments

This summer we (Nitish and I) got lucky enough to grab an opportunity to work with Advocate Prashant Mali, an eminent cyber law expert for a month at his prestigious law firm Cyber Law Consulting (Advocates & Attorneys) which is one of the premier law firms of the country dealing in the core area of Cyber Law.  This was the … Read More

The Indian Data Protection & Privacy Law: Rights I should have

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The Indian Data Protection & Privacy law- Rights I should have

The Advocate-General of India, Mr. Mukul Rohatgi has recently stated in his submissions to the honorable Supreme Court that the Government is working on a Data Protection & Privacy Law. The AG also said that TRAI has already started drafting this framework. The Government is expecting to enact it by Diwali. Privacy and protection of data are two of the … Read More

Are Click Wrap agreements valid in India?

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There have been many international decisions on this point and the legal situation is pretty clear. Click Wrap Agreements can be looked at as those where you click on I agree, under the T&C, be it Facebook, Gmail or any such service provider. Generally, click-wrap agreements are valid in the eyes of law. What are relevant today are the mass … Read More

Madras High Court says electronic evidence is admissible under Sec 62 without 65B certificate

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At this stage itself, I find it imperative to direct our readers to this post about Digital Evidence Law in India. Before talking about the recent order of the Madurai Bench of the High Court, we must take a look at what is the difference between primary and secondary electronic evidence. Primary Electronic Evidence, legally speaking is something a lawyer would … Read More

How to protect yourself from ransomware data loss?

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No, anti-ransomware is not going to protect you. Neither is a high end firewall, nor a sophisticated software. I know of cases of theft of data where victims have been across all possible domains. Defense personnel, Techies, Lawyers and Security Researchers are just a few out of all. The problem is that most of us are okay with being infected … Read More

We need to spread risk – Naavi on Cyber Security

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Naavi

Technology is evolving expeditiously. The technology that you bought today may seem obsolete 6 months down the line. It has become a struggle keep up with the pace of evolution even for tech enthusiasts. In an effort to keep up, we often overlook or compromise on security. This is especially common among people with little knowledge about it. We had … Read More

Sent an obscene photo on a WhatsApp group?

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I’ve been struck with question about obscene content so many times that I feel writing about it is the best solution. I want to analyze this question on two different levels: Moral and Legal. We’ve come across cases where girls and guys have sent their private intimate pictures on WhatsApp groups “by mistake”. The very fact that they were meant … Read More

IT Act is a special provision, so special effect

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On December 12th 2016, In Sharat Babu Digumarti vs. Govt. of NCT [Judgment from LiveLaw], the Supreme Court heard claims of both the parties regarding a wide variety of issues. The main portion relevant for this post is with reference to the dispute between IT Act and the IPC. The Attorney General’s opinion was also taken by the Hon’ble court … Read More

Not possible to ban sardar jokes, but criminally punishable

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In 2015, A two judge bench of the Hon’ble apex court headed by Ex-Chief Justice T.S. Thakur had agreed to hear a PIL seeking ban on jokes against the Sardar community. In the list of contentions drawn out by Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), things like “racial profiling” and “bullying/ragging” were highlighted. The PIL was filed seeking a ban on … Read More

Dinesh Bareja on Online Safety

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I had a chance to speak to Mr. Dinesh Bareja, COO, IndiaWatch (LinkedIn) and who is also a famous name in the Information Security landscape globally. I was initially hoping to write a piece about Cyber Security Advice from experts around the globe. But this one that I got from Mr. Dinesh Bareja had to be made into a post. The … Read More