MOBILE LAW- AN INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK
The world today is a different world altogether. Technology has made a sea of change in our day-to-day lives. Apart from the advent of Internet, it is the increased advances in mobile computing and mobile technologies that have taken the fancy of the human mind. Consequently, mobile phones, cell phones and all kinds of mobile and communication devices are now increasingly being adopted by people across the world. In some jurisdictions, mobiles are the defacto modes of communication. In other areas, penetration about mobiles is continuing to grow with each passing month. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today estimates that in a short period of time, there will be more mobile phones than humans on the planet. With such high degree of adoption and usage of mobile phones, it is but natural to expect that mobile phones and their usage will throw up various legal, policy and regulatory issues connected therewith. These and other related issues constitute the components of emerging jurisprudence of Mobile Law.
The author Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and President, Mobilelaw.Net has made pioneering contribution in the evolution and development of Mobile Law.
The eBook “Mobile Law – An International Outlook” is the first authoritative eBook on various facets of the emerging jurisprudence of Mobile Law at the international level. We need to appreciate that internationally, there is no not much unanimity amongst nations on how to proceed forward on legal, policy and regulatory issues concerning mobile phones. However, there is beginning to be development in various national jurisdictions through various national laws, which have a direct impact upon the development and growth of Mobile Law.
This eBook seeks to examine in depth the international legal position pertaining to the various subjects that form an integral part of Mobile Law. This eBook not only dwells on the concepts of the legal recognition of mobile phones but also on how different national jurisdictions deal with legal liabilities in the mobile ecosystem. This eBook further examines issues pertaining to the mobile authentication and also mobile banking and payments. This eBook further analyzes the various new kinds of emerging mobile crimes and the misuse of mobiles for variety of criminal and other purposes including for cyber terrorism purposes.
Given the propensity of children to use mobiles very frequently, this eBook also seeks to look at what the law says on protecting children in the context of mobiles. Further, the issue pertaining to mobile privacy which is so important in our day-to-day lives and various legal, policy and regulatory issues connected therewith, are adequately dealt with in the present eBook.
This eBook is an absolute must for all legal practitioners, law libraries, mobile companies, mobile service providers and operators, all companies offering their services in the mobile ecosystem and all users of mobiles, cell phones, smart phones, personal digital assistants and all other kinds of communication devices. This eBook is essential also for any person or legal entity, using any component or service available on or through the mobile ecosystem, mobile environment and mobile networks, who wants to protect their legal interests. This eBook further elaborates on the various legal challenges facing the ever important issue of law and regulation in the mobile 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.
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