Cyber law of India can be found in the form of Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act 2000). IT Act 2000 also provides legal framework for e-commerce and e-governance in India. Cyber law related issues have become prominent in the recent years. The cyber law trends in India 2013 (PDF) and cyber law developments in India in 2014 are two prominent and authentic cyber law related research works provided by Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) for the years 2013 and 2014.
According to the Indian cyber law roundup of 2014 provided by P4LO and Cyber Crimes Investigation Centre of India (CCICI), some serious cyber law related issues deserve immediate attention of Indian government.
These include a better cyber law and effective cyber crimes prevention strategy, cyber crimes investigation training requirements, formulation of dedicated encryption laws for India, legal adoption of cloud computing in India, formulation and implementation of e-mail policy of India, legal issues of online payments in India, legality of online gambling and online pharmacies in India, legality of Bitcoins in India, framework for websites blocking in India and regulation of mobile applications in India.
According to P4LO and CCICI, the cyber law trends in India 2015 could see an increased number of banking frauds in India. With the establishment of cyber law obligations upon directors of India and other key personnel and formulations of the Code of Bank’s Commitment to Customers by Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI), the liability of banks for cyber thefts and cyber crimes would significantly increase in near future. Banks of India would be required to either keep inhouse dedicated team of cyber law experts or seek help of external experts in this regard.
Another cyber law trend in 2015 would be that insurance sector of India would witness increased transactions of cyber insurance in India due to growing cyber attacks and cyber crimes in India. However, techno legal requirements must be adhered to by all stakeholders in this regard.
We hope our readers would find this cyber law roundup, development and trends of India 2014 and 2015 useful.