Dr. Karnika Seth is widely acclaimed as a distinguished Cyber lawyer and Intellectual Property Expert practicing law before the Supreme Court of India. Dr. Seth is recognised as the only cyberlawyer with a doctorate degree in cyberlaw in the world. Dr. Seth has been consistently ranked by global business community as top notch cyber lawyer, an IT Expert & a prolific Author & Educator. Her contribution to growth & development of cyber laws internationally and in India is widely acknowledged in the corporate world and by International organisations. She has spoken at more than 1000 seminars, conferences and workshops and has authored several books, e-books,white papers, legal toolkits, policy documents andrecommendations for reforming cyberlaws in the country. She has been empanelled as a member of the Working Group of International Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) formed to design the Policy framework impacting global domain registration services. She contributes to various Working Group Consultations and ICANN discussion forums aimed at designing policies for Next Generation Internet. In 2013, she was appointed as legal expert to represent Indian Government in the Expert Panel formed to advise on objections to ICANN’s suggested new gTLDs. She is part of Expert Panel of UNICEF working on children safety in the online world and actively associates with International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) in its Think Tanks &cyber awareness activities in India. She is also associated with the International Telecommunication Union’s initiatives and is a member of the Global Cyber security Forum.Her expert views on cyber safety have been solicited by the Parliament and the Ministry of Information Technology for strengthening the cyber laws in India. She is empanelled as legal expert to advise National Internet Exchange of India and represents the Office of Comptroller of Certifying Authorities constituted under the IT Act, 2000.
Dr. Seth currently holds the position of Managing Partner of Seth Associates, a reputed law firm based in India specializing in cyber laws and Intellectual property. She is the Chairperson and Founder of the Lex Cyberia, the World’s first integrated law practice that renders cyber legal consulting, cyber forensics and legal research in the field of cyber laws. She authored a comprehensive book titled “Computers, Internet and New Technology Laws” and received the Law Day Award from the Chief Justice of India in 2012.She was conferred the Law Day Award in 2015 and the Digital Empowerment Award by the Government of India.