We are all so dependent on the digital format today. In the last few decades, the digital format has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. Internet has become an essential component of our living.

This Book seeks to examine the scope and ambit of electronic evidence law in India. It has been more than 18 years since India passed its Cyberlaw which affected fundamental changes in the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 concerning admissibility and proof of electronic evidence and secondary evidence. Over a period of time, the law pertaining to electronic evidence has tremendously been changed. This Book seeks to be a handbook for every stakeholder who is interesting in how electronic evidence can be digitally produced and proved in accordance with law in India.

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Crypto-currencies have generated immense debate, interest and anxiety in the last few years. With the increasing developments in crypto-currencies, the role of crypto assets have become more and more important. A crypto asset in a layman’s language refers to an asset that is dealt with, in any manner whatsoever by distinctive stakeholders in the crypto ecosystem.

This Book seeks to understand the legal nuances pertaining to crypto assets and crypto-currencies. It recognizes the fact that there are no internationally accepted norms on crypto assets and crypto-currencies and has sought to examine some of the key approaches taken by distinctive national governments while dealing with crypto assets.

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Encryption as a subject has always intrigued both technologists and policy-makers. While encryption provides a distinctive new level of security and also guarantees privacy, at the same time it presents a grey zone as far as policymaking is concerned. Lot of sovereign governments increasingly believe the common prevalent reality that encryption in today’s scenario is not only being used for legitimate purposes but is also being used for committing various crimes and for criminal activities and purposes. In this context, different countries have sought to come up with their own distinctive legislations to govern different aspects of encryption.

This Book seeks to unravel and analyze some of the key salient parameters and features of Australian new law on encryption. It not only seeks to understand the various objectives and goals of the legislation but also seeks to analyze the positives and challenges thrown up by the said legislation. The said legislation has increasingly been met with a lot of opposition from various corporate players who view this legislation as an increasing outreach by the Government on corporate affairs.

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As Artificial Intelligence gains more attraction, the scenario of its misuse for cybercrime purposes is increasingly becoming an issue of important concern. Initially, it was thought that Artificial Intelligence ecosystem would be secured but with the new trends and developments emerging, it is apparent that Artificial Intelligence enabled cybercrime is going to be massive in the coming times.

Already at the time of writing, an Artificial Intelligence program has developed malware which is a highly sophisticated and it promises to immensely and detrimentally impact computer systems. At the time of writing the concept of Artificial Intelligence cybercrime is indeed very nascent. Most of the Artificial Intelligence stakeholders are not even alive to the fact that how the Artificial Intelligence ecosystem could be misused for cybercrime purposes.

This book seeks to look at some of the important legal, policy and regulatory issues in the intersection between Artificial Intelligence and cybercrime and how legal frameworks need to evolve in this direction. This book also seeks to identify some of the practical challenges that are likely to come before stakeholders in the detection, investigation and prosecution of Artificial Intelligence cybercrimes. Further, the applicability of traditional legal concepts of criminal law jurisprudence to Artificial Intelligence crimes begins to throw up new challenges.

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Artificial Intelligence as a paradigm is getting more and more significant. It is presenting new opportunities and avenues of growth. However, the further robust growth of Artificial Intelligence is intrinsically related with cyber security. Howsoever brilliant any Artificial Intelligence is, if the same is not going to be cyber secure, the same can always be breached and compromised. The intersection between Artificial Intelligence and cyber security brings forward large number of legal, policy and regulatory issues.

This Book seeks to examine what are the legalities that are lying on the cross-section of Artificial Intelligence and cyber security. It needs to be noted that these are still early days for growth of Artificial Intelligence related cyber security law jurisprudence and not much information is currently available.

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