Cyber Security for Lawyers: Inspirations from the UK

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Cyber Security for Lawyers: Inspirations from the UK

Information Technology (IT) has transformed how many industries used to function and businesses were run. To this paradigm shift, the judiciary and legal industry are not exceptions. This article is a part of our series on Cyber Security for Lawyers through which we aim to initiate a discussion on why cyber security is important for lawyers and suggest best practices … Read More

Digital Parenting Guide: Setting up Google Family Link App

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Digital Parenting Guide_ Setting up Google Family Link App

Over the course of the last four months, we have received a large number of queries from parents who are worried about their children’s internet usage. Most of these queries are related to common issues that parents face. Riding on this motivation, I will be writing a series of articles under the series Digital Parenting Guide. This the first article … Read More

Cyber Squatting: What are we missing?

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Cyber Squatting: What are we missing?

Yahooindia.com, Googl.com, Amazn.com, Flipcart.com, and so on. All these websites look familiar, but does something seem off? This is precisely what cyber squatting is. We usually notice peddlers in road-side markets for selling rip-offs or first copies of well-known merchandise brands with slightly misspelt names. When such activity happens in the digital space for domain names, it is called cyber squatting. While websites … Read More

SIM Card Swapping Fraud

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SIM Card Swapping Fraud

Being a student who is currently pursuing an integrated degree in computer science and cyber law, I was very curious when I read an article in a Marathi newspaper in the last week of May. This article was printed on the first page itself, and it was in the form of an advisory issued by Pune Cyber Police who had … Read More

Overview of DIFC Data Protection Law 2020

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DIFC Data Protection Law 2020

On May 21, 2020, the Ruler of Dubai Emirate, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of the UAE, enacted the Dubai International Financial Centre Data Protection Law (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020). This law repeals and replaces the previously existing Data Protection Law (DIFC Law No. 1 of 2007). The press release … Read More

Is the circulation of e-papers on Telegram legal?

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Is the circulation of e-papers on Telegram legal?

COVID-19 restrictions have severely affected the distribution of print media. As a result, e-paper subscriptions have witnessed a rampant growth as traditional news houses are switching to digital papers (or e-papers) for their print daily. Simultaneously, digital copies of newspapers are increasingly being shared across social media platforms and instant messaging applications like Telegram and WhatsApp. On May 29, 2020, … Read More

Recording calls: An admonitory feature

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Call recording_ An admonitory feature

We are all familiar with the call recording feature on our smartphones. It is a very convenient way to maintain a record of any or all the conversations and the information shared therein. We live in an era where data is one of the most valuable assets. There is a myriad of ways using which an individual’s data may be … Read More

Regulating the Dark Web: Challenges & Opportunities

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Regulating the Dark Web: Challenges & Opportunities

Cyble, a cyber intelligence firm, recently reported that more than 1 lakh copies of Indian national ID cards such as PAN, Aadhaar, and Passport are available for sale on the dark web. Before this, the same company found a seller claiming to share data of 4.75 crore Indian Truecaller users for a total of $1000. While the selling of personal … Read More

CERT-In Advisory against COVID-19 phishing campaign by malicious actors

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CERT-In Advisory against COVID-19 phishing campaign by malicious actors

On June 19, 2020, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued an advisory reportedly warning against a large-scale phishing campaign against Indian citizens and business enterprises. According to CERT-In, the attackers are expected to use COVID-19 as enticement while masquerading as central government agencies. This phishing attack intends to trick the users into downloading malicious files or steal personal … Read More

Scrapping of Section 66A: Granting a right and preventing its misuse

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Scrapping of Section 66A_ Granting a right and preventing its misuse

The Supreme Court’s judgement in Shreya Singhal v. Union of India is considered as a landmark judgement that upheld the right to free speech and struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Was this really a victory for free speech? Taking a closer look at the existing cyber laws in India, one might feel that the honourable court neglected the … Read More