Cyber crimes in India are increasing phenomenally. On an average, every individual gets at least one mobile or email notification stating that the user has won many hundreds of thousands of dollars in an online lottery that they may not ever remember entering. But in almost all such cases, the ‘winner’ usually ends up a ‘victim’ of cybercrime. And with increasing use of technology and mobile for financial transactions, the numbers are only expected to increase. Social Networking has brought out its own harms.
These rising numbers point to an immediate need, to have some basic essential understanding about the various cyber crimes and the preventive and punitive solutions for the same. Understanding Cyber Laws and Cyber Crimes, precisely does this. Various questions like what is hacking? What is cyber stalking? What if someone is able to enter your e-bank account and illegally transfer money? What can be done if someone posts an obscene remark on a social networking website? What behaviour on social network sites is legal and what is prohibited and put you in trouble? What is the stand of law regarding pornography? How to make an electronic contract? What is a digital signature? What can you do to protect your privacy? Etc have been answered in the book.
The law regarding cyber crimes is largely provided for in the Information Technology Act, 2000 read with its amendment in 2008 and various policies made under it. The book discusses the major cyber-crimes and presents this law in a simplified form, so that it is accessible not just to the lawyers, computer specialists, but also to anyone interested in understanding the recourses cyber law can offer. It is better to protect one selves, by knowing the law, than to fall trap into ignorance. Each chapter of the book, caters to the core areas of the law, in a concise manner. Relevant links to important authorities and courses which one may take so as to gain more understanding or get a specialisation have also been mentioned. This books is an essential source of information for every citizen, including but not limited to lawyers, who will definitely find cyber law a challenging and interesting area of law.
- Author: Garima Tiwari
- Publisher: Lexis Nexis India (1 June 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9351431630
- ISBN-13: 978-9351431633
- Binding: Paperback
- Price: Rs. 295.00