CERT-Ins’ Directions on Mandatory Cyber-Incidents and Information Security Practices
The recent CERT-In directions were issued to enhance the overall cybersecurity and enable safe internet use in the country. However, these directions will have larger implications for cloud computing services, virtual private networks, and crypto-services providers. Read a detailed analysis by our partners, Rohan K George and Nivedita Nivargi, and Sr. Associate Preethi Sharma on CERT-Ins’ Information Security Directions
Primer on Data Protection Bill
India's first dedicated legislation for data protection has been long-awaited and has taken several forms in the past few years. As on December 16th, 2021, the Joint Parliamentary Committee constituted for the review of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 has tabled its report before Parliament and proposed a draft 'Data Protection Bill' significantly revising the scope of the legislation. Our Partner, Mr. Rohan K George, with Associate, Ms. Sriya Sridhar have prepared this detailed primer on the Data Protection Bill in its latest form to aid all entities who will be affected by the legislation in navigating the numerous compliance requirements which may need to be implemented. The primer also highlights key takeaways and action items for entities with respect to data protection compliance.
Update on Information Technology Rules - FAQs
The Ministry of Information and Technology had on 1st November 2021, released Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) about Part II of the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (“the Rules”).
Since the enactment of the Rules, they have been challenged before multiple courts in India, and have seen significant controversy due to the ambiguity in relation to several compliance requirements. This update analyses the FAQs and the key takeaways for entities affected by the Rules. In addition, this update examines the key aspects which remain in need of clarification.
Primer on laws regulating e-commerce in India
This Primer provides an insight into the regulatory framework governing the e-commerce sector and is a ready reckoner for setting up an e-commerce business in India. Please click on 'Read More' for the complete publication.