India Business Law Journal

Book sheds new light on cyberlaws

A new book outlining the fundamental concepts and key principles of cyberlaw has been released in Delhi. Written by prominent lawyer Karnika Seth and published by Butterworths Lexis Nexis Wadhwa, the book, titled Cyberlaws in the Information Technology Age, provides practical tips on e-contracting and e-commerce issues, e-payment systems and taxation considerations for e-commerce businesses. It also explores online privacy and security, defamation, freedom of speech on the internet, intellectual property piracy and cybercrime.

The book was officially launched by the chief justice of India, KG Balakrishnan, at a ceremony in Delhi on 7 October. Attendees included Supreme Court judges Altamas Kabir and Dalveer Bhandari, the additional solicitor general of India, Indira Jai Singh, and Gulshan Rai, head of the computer emergency response team at the Ministry of Information Technology. Seth, who is a partner at Seth Associates and the founder of the firm’s Lex Cyberia, has diverse transactional experience encompassing cyberlaws and e-commerce. She has helped to resolve many cybercrime cases in conjunction with the cybercrime cell in Delhi and other law enforcement agencies in India. She has also delivered specialist workshops on IT law and practice to judges, lawyers, senior government officers, police officers and IT professionals.