INDIAN LAW ON E-EVIDENCE
We are all so dependent on the digital format today. In the last few decades, the digital format has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. Internet has become an essential component of our living.
Internet has transformed all of us into global authors, global broadcasters and global transmitters of data. As such, every person has been transformed into a data entity who continues to be keeps on generating data. This data and information in the electronic form is nothing but electronic evidence which can potentially be used in a variety of circumstances. Hence, electronic evidence assumes massive significance in our day-to-day lives. Today, numerous actions and litigations are having electronic evidence components. The advent of mobiles and social media and their prevalent use has ensured that electronic evidence abounds all around us. However, merely collecting it is not sufficient. The electronic evidence must be properly produced and proved in accordance with requirements of law.
This Book seeks to examine the scope and ambit of electronic evidence law in India. It has been more than 18 years since India passed its Cyberlaw which affected fundamental changes in the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 concerning admissibility and proof of electronic evidence and secondary evidence. Over a period of time, the law pertaining to electronic evidence has tremendously been changed. This Book seeks to be a handbook for every stakeholder who is interesting in how electronic evidence can be digitally produced and proved in accordance with law in India. This Book has also the collation of significant judgments that have been pronounced in that regard in India and also throw light on the potential challenges that production and proof of electronic evidence bring across in cases in India.
I have written the Book in a simple language so as to simplify the complexities and technicalities of electronic evidence and how to produce and prove the same in a Court of law in accordance with the parameters of relevant provisions in India. Electronic evidence law is a constantly evolving paradigm. As new kinds of electronic evidence evolve in the ecosystem, the law needs to substantially be braced with the latest development. The law must seek to specifically come up with more innovative user friendly approaches to allow the production and proof of electronic evidence.
This Book should be of value to not just lawyers, legal professionals, lawyers, judges, academicians, nation states, governments but also other stakeholders in the digital mobile ecosystem in India.
This Book is authored by Dr. Pavan Duggal (http://www.pavanduggal.com), internationally renowned and acclaimed foremost expert on Cyber Security Law and Cyberlaw, who has been acknowledged as one of the top four cyber lawyers of the world. This Book’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.
© Dr. Pavan Duggal, 2019