Job frauds: lost money online?

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Job frauds?  You mean these days? Who falls victims to these frauds, It is so careless and stupid to fall prey to such a fraud. Well, I am not of this opinion. Fake job frauds are on the rise with every passing day because of easy information access to criminals. At that peak of frustration and agony when one does … Read More

Are clickwrap agreements valid in India?

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There have been many international decisions on this point and the legal situation is pretty clear. Clickwrap 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, clickwrap agreements are valid in the eyes of law. What are relevant today are the mass contract … 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

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

[Review] Genie WiFi Router: Made In India

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Recently, I happened to speak to the founder of OpenNetware, Mr. Mangesh Bhamre about their startup and recent initiatives. Some 10 minutes into the talk, I shared with him a common problem that many schools and households face: content filtering and protection of Children online. Speaking from my experience so far, this problem of Internet Security is widely felt by almost … Read More

Right to be forgotten surfaces in India

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The Right to be forgotten as the name suggests is a right that enables people to have something about them be forgotten. Alternatively, to be removed from the public domain. There could so much information about you on the Internet. Not all of it of course you would love. But this right would not mean that you are going to … Read More