CYBER SECURITY LAW THOUGHTS ON IoT, AI & BLOCKCHAIN

 

CYBER SECURITY LAW THOUGHTS ON IoT, AI & BLOCKCHAIN

We are all living in interesting times. These days are facing simultaneous evolution and growth of new emerging technologies whether it be Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence or Blockchains.

These new technologies like Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains could potentially be game changers but the foundation of all these technologies in order for them to succeed is cyber-security. Cyber security is at the heart of these technologies because any breach of cyber security could potentially, detrimentally impact the further growth and subsequent commercial adoption of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains by users and various stakeholders.

Meanwhile, cyber security law as a discipline is beginning to evolve. There is a need for specifically keeping in mind cyber security legal principles impacting the new emerging technologies like Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains. These cyber security legal principles, if properly addressed, can play an immense role in promoting and preserving cyber security in the respective new technologies.

This Book aims to examine the role of cyber security law in the context of emerging technologies like Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains and stresses upon the need for coming up with common legal principles for protecting and preserving cyber security in the context of use and adoption of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains.

These are still early days yet. All these newly emerging technologies under discussion are likely to be further developed. As lawmakers and jurists proceed forward to explore and further develop and expand the scope of cyber security law, they will need to keep in mind specific parameters of these emerging technologies for the purposes of ensuring that legal principles governing cyber security are intrinsically made the foundation for the further growth and adoption of new emerging technologies like Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains.

This eBook seeks to analyze some of the important cyber security legal principles that need to be made as an integral component and part of the growth and further evolution of emerging technologies like Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains. It needs to be noted at the very outset that a lot of work is yet to be done. This Book has been written purely on the basis of information available in the public domain at the time of writing of the present Book. The Author is confident that when more specific detailed parameters of these new emerging technologies evolve with the passage of time, cyber security law principles need to be appropriately well developed and customized to meet with the customized requirements of emergence of these new technologies.

The Author has written the present Book in a very simple language so as to encapsulate the significant and complicated legal principles impacting the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains.

This Book would be of value for every stakeholder in the digital and mobile ecosystem who wants to understand the legal nuances and complexities concerning cyber security and Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchains.

This eBook is authored by Pavan Duggal (http://www.pavanduggal.com), Asia’s and India’s foremost expert on Cyberlaw and Mobile Law, who has been acknowledged as one of the top four cyber lawyers of the world. This eBook’s Author runs his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates (http://pavanduggalassociates.com/) which is working on all aspects concerning technology and the law.

© Pavan Duggal, 2018

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NEW CYBERSECURITY LAW OF CHINA

NEW CYBERSECURITY LAW OF CHINA

Cyber Security Law as a jurisprudence is constantly evolving. Different countries are coming up with their own national approaches to deal with cyber security. China has been one of the foremost players who has taken the early lead in this direction. China has come up with not just its National Cyber Security Law, but has also now come up with new supplement legal frameworks to protect and preserve cyber security. With effect from 1st of January 2018, China has introduced and implemented its Public Internet Cybersecurity Threat Monitoring and Mitigation Measures, 2018. These represent China’s new Cyber Security Law which has come into effect from the beginning of 2018.

These new measures are representing a new supplemental legal framework on Cybersecurity in China. These measures are of extreme significance and have wide-ranging legal ramifications. What is China’s new Cyber Security Law of 2018? What are its various parameters and salient features? What will be the impact of these measures upon companies operating in China? What are the practical challenges that the new measure throw up? These and other related issues are discussed in detail in my new book “New Cybersecurity Law of China”.

 

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BLOCKCHAIN LAW – A PRIMER

BLOCKCHAIN LAW – A PRIMER

BLOCKCHAIN LAW – A PRIMER

We all have been hearing much about Blockchain these days. Experts tell us that this new game changing technology is going to change the way we do activities in the digital and mobile ecosystem.

The adoption of Blockchain brings with it a large number of legalities. Various legal, policy and regulatory issues, which the widespread adoption of Blockchain technology brings forth, need to be appropriately addressed.

This Book is a primer on some of the more significant and important legal, policy and regulatory issues concerning Blockchains. This Book aims to be a starting point for discussions, deliberations and analysis by relevant thought leaders on how the varied legal and regulatory challenges facing Blockchain technologies as a whole need to be appropriately addressed.

This Book seeks to look at the legalities concerning Blockchains in various areas of human activities, analyze the liability of Blockchain service providers, and other issues like data privacy and intellectual property rights. The challenges of jurisdiction brought forward by the Blockchain technology presents some interesting facets which require appropriate analysis and deliberations. Number of legalities concerning Blockchains have not yet even been identified.

This Book would give a brief view of the emerging legal landscape that Blockchain stakeholders are likely to face in the coming times, given the radical changes made by Blockchains in various areas of human activities. These changes are further challenging the way principles of legal jurisprudence need to be made applicable in the emerging Blockchain paradigm.

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Cyber Law – An exhaustive section wise Commentary on the Information Technology Act along with Rules, Regulations, Policies, Notifications etc.

Cyber Law – An exhaustive section wise Commentary on the Information Technology Act along with Rules, Regulations, Policies, Notifications etc.

Cyber Law by Pavan Duggal is an exhaustive section-wise commentary on the Information Technology Act, 2000. The book apart from the statutory provisions also lays down the rules, regulations, policies, notifications etc. framed under the Act, thereby making it a ready reference on the subject.

In this second edition, the ratios of all important landmark judgments passed by the constitutional courts in the country, in the interregnum, impacting and giving a shape to this branch of law, have been included and the commentary updated.

The book shall be of great help and an interesting reading for all those interested in this particular branch of law, particularly students, faculties at different law colleges and law universities, law practitioners etc. Read More

Artificial Intelligence Law

Artificial Intelligence Law

Artificial Intelligence is a buzzword that we are beginning to hear with increasing regularity. The news constantly keeps on telling us how advances in Artificial Intelligence are happening at a very rapid pace. Given this, it is but natural to expect that Artificial Intelligence will be an integral part of our day-to-day lives in the next decade and half. In that context, it becomes essential to examine as on current date what are the legal, policy and regulatory issues pertaining to Artificial Intelligence. These are early days when the foundation of the Artificial Intelligence building is currently being built.

This is also a right time where the legal frameworks pertaining to Artificial Intelligence must be evolved and developed at an early stage so as to help enable mankind to not just reap the benefits and advancements of Artificial Intelligence but also to ensure that Artificial Intelligence does not become so intelligent so as to surpass human intelligence in the coming times. In this context, the law pertaining to Artificial Intelligence becomes an important subset of the Cyberlaw umbrella that is constantly evolving.

In this Book, the Author has sought to examine as on date, the various significant legal, policy and regulatory issues pertaining to Artificial Intelligence. The Book tends to ask various questions. The answers of number of these questions are currently not available. However, the Author believes that by raising the important questions and flagging the important issues, the legal jurisprudence pertaining to Artificial Intelligence could be substantially evolved and further developed with the passage of time.

The Book deals with all major and important legal, policy and regulatory issues pertaining to Artificial Intelligence, at the time of writing. As time passes by and as further advances of Artificial Intelligence continue to keep on happening, it is a question of time that more elaborate legal principles and legal frameworks pertaining to Artificial Intelligence need to evolve with the passage of time.

This Book is written for all lawyers, judges, law students, technologists, netizens and lay users of technology who are interested in the legalities pertaining to Artificial Intelligence. This book is of particular relevance directly for all technological experts and relevant stakeholders who are working on various issues pertaining to Artificial Intelligence in their day-to-day activities.

This Book is authored by Pavan Duggal (http://www.pavanduggal.com), Asia’s and India’s foremost expert on Cyberlaw, Cyber Security Law and Mobile Law, who has been acknowledged as one of the top four cyber lawyers of the world. The Author runs his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates (http://pavanduggalassociates.com/) which is working on all aspects concerning the intersection of technology and the law.

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INDIA’S DEMONETIZATION, CASHLESS ECONOMY & CYBERLAW CHALLENGES

INDIA’S DEMONETIZATION, CASHLESS ECONOMY & CYBERLAW CHALLENGES

cashless-economy

India has begun its journey in the direction of becoming a digital cashless economy. India demonetized its currency in the second week of November, 2016 and reiterated its resolve to transform the nation into a cashless economy. India’s demonetization and advent towards the cashless economy has brought forward various Cyberlaw challenges and issues.

This eBook seeks to examine the various Cyberlaw challenges that are faced by India as a nation, as it moves in the direction of transmigrating to a digital cashless economy. This eBook examines various important and significant facets which must be addressed by India as a nation as important priorities, as it prepares to go the cashless economy way.

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Law on Aadhaar

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Law on Aadhaar

When Aadhaar was initiated in the year 2009, it began as an experiment. The experiment was based on collecting the biometric and identity information of individuals and thereby making the same the basis for identifying the identity of an individual.

Given the fact that the Aadhaar ecosystem collects personal identity data in the electronic form, I was fascinated with the legalities surrounding Aadhaar. My work in Cyber law jurisprudence only demonstrated that Aadhaar jurisprudence was one evolving area of the Cyber law jurisprudence. The advent of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 has not just clarified a variety of ambiguous issues and legal concerns pertaining to Aadhaar but also has paved the way for making the Aadhaar Number as the legal basis for identifying the identity of an individual.

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