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

Kamlesh Vaswani v. Union of India and Others

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Kamlesh Vaswani v. Union of India and Others

Kamlesh Vaswani v. Union of India and Others (2016) 7 SCC 592 In the Supreme Court of India Writ Petition (C) No.177/2013 Before Justice Dipak Mishra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh Decided on March 28, 2016 Relevancy of the case:  Blocking of pornographic content on the Internet Statutes & Provisions Involved The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 79(3)(b), 88) Protection … Read More

No! Indians are not watching “disturbing amount” of CSAM during lockdown

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No! Indians are not watching "disturbing amount" of CSAM during lockdown.

Several reputed media houses including Vice, Times of India, The Week, Hindustan Times etc. reported about an alleged 95% or 200% increase in the demand for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) during the COVID lockdown in India. While I have written several accounts of investigations into the proliferation of child sexual abuse material on platforms in India, such findings are … Read More

Filing a Complaint on National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal

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Filing a Complaint on National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has set up a dedicated platform for reporting cyber crimes from anywhere across the country. Though it caters to all types of cyber crimes, it puts special emphasis on cyber crimes against women and children. Once a complaint is filed on this portal, it is forward to the relevant law enforcement agency. In line … Read More

In Re, “In the matter of, the incidence of gang rape in a boarding school, situated in Bhauwala, District Dehradun v. State of Uttarakhand

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In Re, “In the matter of, the incidence of gang rape in a boarding school situated in Bhauwala, District Dehradun v. State of Uttarakhand In the High Court of Uttarakhand WP (PIL) 158/2018 Before Justice Rajiv Sharma, Acting Chief Justice and Justice Manoj Kumar Tiwari Decided on September 27, 2018 Relevancy of the case: Blocking unlimited access to pornographic sites … Read More

क्या भारत में पोर्न देखना गैर कानूनी है?

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पिछले पाँच वर्षों में हम करीब 225  से भी ज्यादा ब्लॉग आर्टिकल्स अंग्रेजी भाषा में प्रकाशित कर चुके है | यह हमारा हिंदी भाषा में लिखे जाने वाला पहला आर्टिकल है | सबसे पहले हमने पोर्न का विषय इसलिए चुना क्योंकि इससे सम्बंधित कई प्रश्न हमसे प्रतिदिन पूछे जाते है | भारत में पोर्न-सम्बंधित नियम-कानून क्या है? अगर स्पष्ट तौर … Read More

Is Hosting a Porn Website Legal in India?

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Is hosting a Porn Website Legal in India

Out of hundreds of questions that are asked to us via our Facebook Page, E-Mails,  Helpline and Website on a daily basis, the question whether hosting a porn website is legal in India has been one of the most asked questions lately. While some questions sway towards offering services to pornographic websites and uploading content, the law certainly stays the same. … Read More

Is it legal to share nude pictures over WhatsApp?

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One of the major reasons the title says so is that a lot of readers want an answer to this question. Surveys, studies and researches have all suggested the same thing over and over again. It is that more than half of the young population of the country is involved in sharing nude pictures, semi-nude selfies and intimate moments over … Read More