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Digital Encryption Laws in India

What is Encryption? Schedule V of the Information Technology (Certifying Authorities) Rules, 2000, defines encryption as- “The process of transforming plaintext data into an unintelligible form (cipher text) such that the original data either cannot be recovered (one-way encryption) or cannot be recovered without using an inverse decryption process (two-way encryption).” Cryptographic techniques are generally…

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Internet and Privacy: Beware of the Trade-off

Sushmita Ravi & Vivek Verma Trading of Personal Information & Unsolicited Commercial Communications A recent judgement of the Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, which imposed an exemplary fine of Rs. 75 lakh on Airtel, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), ICICI Bank and American Express Bank, on a complaint of consumer harassment by…

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Phishing

Oxford English Dictionary added “Phishing” to its latest publication making it a definitive word of English Language. It defines “Phishing” as: “the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, online.” According to the Annual Report…