Mobiles are now the preferred mode of communication. Companies are increasingly relying upon mobile phones for doing business and also for interacting with their employees, customers, clients. However, because mobility is now the name of the game, companies are increasingly giving access to various kinds of corporate confidential information to employees on their mobile devices. This is invariably being done so as to increase efficiency and productivity.
However, the advent of mobility and mobile devices has ensured a number of legal, regulatory and policy issues when it comes to use and access of confidential information through mobile devices and communication devices. What are these challenges concerning confidential information on mobiles? How can confidential information in the mobile ecosystem be appropriately protected? What is the approach that the law needs to take? These and variety of other issues have been sought to be addressed by the present eBook.
This eBook “Confidential Information on Mobiles – Some Legal issues” has taken the illustration of the Indian jurisprudence as an example. This is so because of the huge adoption of mobile phones in India. Further, the said eBook examines the manner in which the Indian Cyberlaw deals with the issue of misuse of confidential information on mobile devices. It further examines the position on the subject at hand in the USA in this regard. This eBook further elaborates on the various legal challenges facing the ever important issue of preserving confidentiality in the mobile ecosystem.
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The advent of mobile phones has brought in a new kind of phenomenon known as “mobile crimes”. These are crimes which are committed using mobile phones or done targeting mobile phones as also mobile networks and data and information resident therein. There are various kinds of mobile crimes that have emerged in the world.
This eBook “Crimes in Mobile Ecosystem – A Legal Outlook” examines the emerging concept of mobile crimes and also the various kinds of mobile crimes that have emerged at the time of writing. It has further taken jurisdiction of India as an illustration and has sought to examine as to how mobile crimes have been appropriately addressed under the Indian Cyberlaw prevailing for the time being in force, being the Information Technology Act, 2000 as amended by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008. It has also examined the ambit of how mobile crimes are also sought to be covered under the existing Penal Code in India.
Clearly at the time of writing, the entire concept of mobile crimes is only beginning to evolve. New and different kinds of mobile crimes are beginning to emerge. The jurisprudence on mobile crime is also likely to develop and evolve over time. Mobile criminals are giving the warning to the governments of the world that there will be a need for constantly upgrading and modifying the existing laws so as to make them in sync with the requirements of the time. Further, as time passes by, countries of the world would also like to address the issue of regulating mobile crimes through legislation and other means.
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Today, Cyber fraud and Cybercrime have increasingly emerged as major challenges for nations across the world. The fact that Internet has made geographical history, has further facilitated cyber criminals to perpetuate their criminal designs and activities across networks. The transnational nature of cybercrimes has further complicated the challenges for national governments to regulate cyber criminal activities. As such, national governments are adopting their national legislations for regulating cybercrimes.
India has come up with its own regulatory regime aimed at cyber fraud and cybercrimes. This eBook looks at the way of how Indian Cyberlaw addresses cyber fraud and the various cybercrimes and quantum of punishments for it. It further looks at what are the challenges being faced by the Indian legal regime while regulating cybercrimes. The eBook further looks at the deficiencies of the Indian approach in dealing with cybercrimes. It elaborates on the various legal challenges facing the ever important issue of law and regulation of cyber criminal activities in the electronic ecosystem in India
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The ebook entitled “Cyberlegal Regime in India” is the first of its kind in its specialized category and has explored various legal issues concerning the use of computers, computer systems, computer networks, computer resources and also communication devices and data and information in the electronic form in India. The ebook further deals with legal recognition of electronic records, electronic governance, electronic contracts, digital/electronic signature, retention of electronic record and the statutory framework of various authorities under the Indian Cyberlaw. The ebook describes the critical analysis of Indian Cyberlaw and also legal position concerning Cyberlegal Regime in India.
India has been gaining a lot of worldwide attention, thanks to the advances made by it in the area of Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing.
The Indian Government has come up with a distinct cyber legal regime that has propelled India to a new level of growth in the Information Technology sector. The Indian Cyberlaw was enacted way back in the year 2000. The Indian Cyberlaw has established and effectively implemented a solid foundation for the growth of electronic commerce and mobile commerce in India. What have been the foundation pillars of the cyber legal regime in India? What are the guiding principles for such cyber legal regime in India? What kind of mechanism has the Indian Cyberlaw put in place to further give a boost to the growth of e-commerce and mobile commerce? These and large number of other issues are being sought to be addressed by the present ebook.
The present ebook “Cyber Legal Regime in India” seeks to give to a lay reader the background of the evolution of Cyberlaw in India, the way the cyber legal regime has been implemented and maintained in India thanks to the Information Technology Act 2000. This legal regime has not only legalized the electronic format in India but has also provided for legal basis for authentication of electronic communications.
Given the fact that India has been a thought leader in the area of electronic governance, the Indian Cyberlaw has also provided a unique focus on providing an effective legal framework for promoting electronic governance in India. Electronic signatures and digital signatures form the foundation fulcrum on which authentication legal regime in India is based. This ebook throws light on the various aspects concerning Indian cyber legal regime and how the same is significant in terms of its contribution for the development of a stronger e-economy in India.
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Today, cyberspace and mobile ecosystems have all increasingly gained centre-stage attention in our day-to-day lives. Internet has become so critical for our daily lives that it is becoming increasingly difficult to perceive life without Internet. Consequently cyberspace has become now the fertile ground for various kinds of prejudicial and criminal activities, including cyber terrorism.
With nation states and other players increasingly understanding the significance of cyber terrorism, it is but natural that cyber terrorism will continue to be extremely important in the times to come. More and more terrorists are today using the mobile ecosystem along with Internet so as to not only give effect to their designs but also to ensure that the sovereign and mobile interests of sovereign nations are prejudicially impacted.
This eBook “Cyber Terrorism in Mobile Ecosystem – A Legal Viewpoint” examines the legal, policy and regulatory issues facing cyber terrorism in the mobile ecosystem. This eBook not only gives the definition of cyber terrorism, but also seeks to examine the existing legal position in different national jurisdictions pertaining to cyber terrorism.
This eBook further seeks to examine the position as to how legal jurisprudence has tried to address the complicated legal and policy related issues concerning cyber terrorism in the mobile ecosystem in the following jurisdictions:
Further, this eBook also seeks to analyze the position as to how the entire issue pertaining to cyber terrorism is also sought to be addressed by various international instruments. The combination of cyber terrorism and the mobile ecosystem is likely to throw up various new legal, policy and regulatory issues which will have to be appropriately addressed by the relevant nation states, as they proceed forward.
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India is one of the rising powers as far as Information Technology is concerned. The huge adoption and usage of mobile phones by the Indian population has made India a fertile e-commerce and m-commerce basin for the entire world. This is only been possible, thanks to the Indian Government putting in place the India’s digital law being the Information Technology Act, 2000. India’s digital law has not only provided for legal framework for electronic commerce and mobile commerce to prosper but has also provided a solid foundation for the regulation of unwarranted activities in the digital ecosystem.
This eBook “Indian Digital Law – Twelve Years of Experience” looks at the experience of the Indian digital law being the Information Technology Act, 2000 in its actual working. It analyzes the salient features of India’s digital law and further examines the various strengths and weaknesses. The eBook enumerates salient features of the amendments to the Indian digital law and how the same have actually worked and analyses the Information Technology Act Amendments and gives a balance picture of the existing provision pertaining to Indian digital law and how there is a need for improvement in certain specific areas so as to further strengthen the law.
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The advent of mobiles has a direct impact upon protection and preservation of intellectual property rights. Today people use mobiles and communication devices for the purposes of accessing data and information in the electronic form including original data and original content having intrinsic intellectual property rights therein.
While mobiles have also made life easy for corporates, corporates are slowly beginning to realize the deterrent effect that mobiles have upon on their efforts to protect and preserve their intellectual property rights. Mobiles today allow seamless infringement of copyright and other intellectual property rights in original literary, artistic, dramatic, musical or cinematographic works of the contents of creators. How does the law deal with this entire issue? What is the entire relationship between mobile phones and piracy? What is the legal impact of mobile phones on protection and preservation of intellectual property rights? These and other related questions are sought to be addressed in the present eBook.
This eBook “Intellectual Property Rights in Mobile Ecosystem – A Legal Viewpoint” makes the Indian Cyberlaw as the foundation illustrative example in that regard. The Indian jurisdiction as an example is chosen because of the widespread adoption of mobile phones in India .Further, this eBook has taken the Indian legal system as an example to show as to how legal jurisprudence can appropriately address the entire challenges facing the protection and preservation of intellectual property rights in the mobile paradigm.
This eBook sensitizes users of communication devices of the need to be careful that they do not use their mobile devices in a manner which tantamount to infringing the intellectual property rights of respective content owner/creators. This eBook further elaborates on the various legal challenges facing the ever important issue of intellectual property rights in the mobile ecosystem.
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Technology has seen rapid advancements in the last few decades. The advent of new technologies has brought in far more new challenges for existing jurisprudence. The advent of mobile phones and communication devices has not only increased productivity and convenience but has also now become the basis for mobile commerce.
Consequently, new kinds of commercial activities are now being undertaken using mobile phones and communication devices. Large numbers of mobile contracts are being executed using communication devices. Hence, the concept of mobile contract has emerged as an important concept. In fact, the entire legal concept of mobile contract is the foundation pillar of mobile commerce.
However, there are various legal, policy and regulatory issues pertaining to mobile contracts. To a large extent, the existing jurisprudence on contracts would apply to contracts entered into using communication devices. However, there are still large numbers of legal, policy and regulatory challenges in this regard.
This eBook “Law of Contracts & Use of Mobile Devices” seeks to examine the existing provision pertaining to mobile contracts and takes the specific illustrative example of the Indian jurisdiction. This eBook has chosen the Indian jurisdiction as a classical example to show how in a country where there is a huge population and where people have leapfrogged on to the mobile ecosystem using mobiles and communication devices, the existing jurisprudence pertaining to contracts has appropriately been applied in the context of mobile contracts. It is this jurisprudence which is forming the basis for booming mobile commerce in such a country. This eBook also examined the challenges facing before the law of contracts in the mobile ecosystem and notes that there is very little jurisprudence in terms of case law and the entire issue pertaining to mobile contracts. It further elaborates on the various legal challenges facing the ever important issue of contracts in the mobile ecosystem.
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Today’s world is a connected world. Large numbers of legal entities are not only connected to the Internet but are also invariably offering services of various kinds on computer networks and the Internet. These service providers invariably deal with third party data as also provide platforms where such third party data is generated, uploaded, retained, transmitted or hosted or dealt with in any manner whatsoever.
Variety of service providers providing various kinds of services of computer networks qualify as intermediaries under Indian Cyberlaw.
The Indian law has come up with a unique legal concept of “intermediaries” in the context of use of computers, computer systems, computer networks, computer resources and communication devices as also data and information in the electronic form. This is thanks to special provisions in India’s special legislation being the Information Technology Act, 2000, as amended by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008.
The law on intermediaries has developed in India, with the coming up with the Information Technology Act, 2000. Major changes pertaining to liability of intermediaries have been made by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008.
What is the liability of intermediaries in India? How can intermediaries be made liable for third party data or information made available by them on their networks? What does the law expect intermediaries to do in India? What kinds of compliances does the law require intermediaries to do in India? What kind of due diligence to be expected from intermediaries in India? These and a variety of other issues are discussed and detailed in the present eBook. The law on intermediaries has developed substantially over the last one decade in India. This eBook captures the main elements of the law in this regard in India. It sensitizes intermediaries about their need to keep in mind various compliance requirements, while structuring and performing their day-to-day operations and business activities. Further, this eBook also provides ways of how intermediaries can protect themselves from potential legal liability, both civil and criminal, under the Indian Cyberlaw.
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With the advent of electronic content and our increased dependence on the same, we are also beginning to see offensive content emerging in the electronic form. These offensive electronic contents are generated by individuals as also corporations. Lot of such offensive content could hurt the sensibilities of various stakeholders.
Internet has made all of us a global publisher, a global author and a global transmitter of data. In such a scenario, it is absolutely essential before one publishes or transmits anything on the Internet to know as to what is the existing law pertaining to offensive electronic content.
Large numbers of people still believe that writing anything offensive on the Internet is not covered under the law. Nothing can be farther than the truth.
In India there is a dedicated legislation that deals with offensive data and information in the electronic form, being the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000.
This eBook looks at the various nuances pertaining to legal position in India regulating offensive electronic content. Publishing, transmitting as well as causing to be published or transmitted in the electronic form, anything which is offensive has been brought within the ambit of penalty. It also examines and analyses the various kinds of content that have been brought within the ambit of legal regulation in India. The eBook is essential for any user of data and information in the electronic form as also of the digital and mobile ecosystem, who is dealing with or publishing or transmitting electronic content.
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