Legality of Bitcoins in India

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Legality of Bitcoins in India

The revolution of technology has caused a huge shift in almost every sector and impacted each and every sphere of life. The development has been on a rise, thanks to the rapid pace of innovative ideas and think-tanks. Digital currency is an emerging idea, developed over the past few years. The concept has been for quite a time now but … Read More

Vinod Kaushik & Anr v. Madhvika Joshi & Ors

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Vinod Kaushik & Anr v. Madhvika Joshi

Vinod Kaushik & Anr v. Madhvika Joshi & Ors In the Cyber Appellate Tribunal Appeal No 2/2010 Before Justice Rajesh Tandon, Chairperson Decided on June 29, 2011 Relevancy of the case: Applicability of CPC O I R 10(4) in the proceedings before an IT Adjudicator Statutes & Provisions Involved The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 43, 65, 66E, 72, 85) … Read More

India’s evolving data privacy jurisprudence – It’s 2019 and we’re missing the point!

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India's evolving data privacy jurisprudence - It's 2019 and we're missing the point!

Much has been said already about the recent order of the MHA under Section 69 of the IT Act notifying ten agencies to “intercept, monitor or decrypt” “information generated, transmitted, received or stored” in any computer resource. While it is controversial in the context of a feared police state of mass surveillance, the notification not only extends to intermediaries and … Read More

Bombay HC denies bail under Section 67A

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Bombay HC denies bail under Section 67A

It is a rare sight to see an Indian court convicting an accused under the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Earlier this year in March 2018, a Judicial Magistrate First Class Court in Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal convicted an accused with five years of imprisonment in a revenge porn case. Considering that most of the offences under the … Read More

Obscenity & the Indian Law

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Obscenity & the Indian Law

The best way to define obscenity is actually to not define it. Not because it would be lewd, overreaching or offensive in diktat but because no one has actually done it. Obscenity changes with time, values, society, popular culture etc. The number of things that have a direct impact on the standards and level of obscenity are many and locking … Read More

Proceedings of Securing Cyber Space 2018 [Event]

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We are happy to share that we are now associated with Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF) as Knowledge and Resource Portal. Under this association, we have started a national Cyber Crime Helpline (details are given at the footer) and recently attended Securing Cyber Space 2018, a conference jointly organized by Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF) and CPF on September 07, 2018 at India International Centre, New … Read More

Reserve Bank of India’s Data Localization Policy

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RBI's Data Localization Policy

We are living in the times when the Internet supports a predominant part of commerce and the online payments ecosystem has attained a new stature. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a notification to mandate the storage of all end-to-end transaction data within India on April 8, 2018. RBI, the central banking institution, controlling monetary policies in India, requires … Read More

Forwarding derogatory post on Facebook: S. Ve Shekar Case

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On an average, people spend more than 135 minutes (Statista Survey) on Social Media websites by liking, commenting, sharing, retweeting and double tapping posts from people and pages. With the reach of social media exceeding the other modes of communication, it is imperative to be responsible on social media about what you are liking and sharing. If you follow a … Read More

Comments on Draft Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act (DISHA)

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DISHA, Draft Digital Information Security in Healthcare Care

Undoubtedly, India is one country which is in the dire need for a data protection framework.  With the Committee of Experts chaired by Justice BN Srikrishna publishing the White Paper on Data Protection Framework for India (herein referred as the White Paper) in December 2017, the wheels have been indeed set in motion. And with the introduction of the draft bill of DISHA, we are surely headed in the right … Read More