LAW OF INTERMEDIARIES IN INDIA
Today’s world is a connected world. Large numbers of legal entities are not only connected to the Internet but are also invariably offering services of various kinds on computer networks and the Internet. These service providers invariably deal with third party data as also provide platforms where such third party data is generated, uploaded, retained, transmitted or hosted or dealt with in any manner whatsoever.
Variety of service providers providing various kinds of services of computer networks qualify as intermediaries under Indian Cyberlaw.
The Indian law has come up with a unique legal concept of “intermediaries” in the context of use of computers, computer systems, computer networks, computer resources and communication devices as also data and information in the electronic form. This is thanks to special provisions in India’s special legislation being the Information Technology Act, 2000, as amended by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008.
The law on intermediaries has developed in India, with the coming up with the Information Technology Act, 2000. Major changes pertaining to liability of intermediaries have been made by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008.
What is the liability of intermediaries in India? How can intermediaries be made liable for third party data or information made available by them on their networks? What does the law expect intermediaries to do in India? What kinds of compliances does the law require intermediaries to do in India? What kind of due diligence to be expected from intermediaries in India? These and a variety of other issues are discussed and detailed in the present eBook.
This eBook is an absolute must for all intermediaries in India, who are providing any services of any kind whatsoever on computer networks physically located within India. This eBook sensitizes intermediaries about their need to keep in mind various compliance requirements, while structuring and performing their day-to-day operations and business activities. Further, this eBook also provides ways of how intermediaries can protect themselves from potential legal liability, both civil and criminal, under the Indian Cyberlaw.
The law on intermediaries has developed substantially over the last one decade in India. This eBook captures the main elements of the law in this regard in India.
This eBook is a must for all legal practitioners, law libraries, companies, service providers and operators, all companies offering their services in the electronic ecosystem and all users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, computer resources and communication devices. This eBook is essential for intermediaries or legal entities, providing any component or service available on or through the electronic ecosystem, electronic environment and electronic networks, who want to protect themselves from potential legal liability. This eBook further elaborates on the various legal challenges facing the ever important issue of liability of intermediaries in the electronic ecosystem.
This eBook is authored by Pavan Duggal (http://pavanduggalassociates.com/whoweare.html), Asia’s and India’s foremost expert on Cyberlaw who has done pioneering work in the area of Mobile Law. This eBook’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.
© Pavan Duggal 2013