Cyber Security Law

Cyber Security Law can be defined as “the new emerging legal discipline within the Cyberlaw umbrella, which deals with all the legal policy and regulatory issues pertaining to cyber security, its protection, preservation, maintenance and continued updation.” All legalities pertaining to unauthorized intrusion into computer networks, computer resources and communication devices by various state and non-state actors having ramifications, not just on the security of the said resources, networks and communication system but also on electronic data resident therein, are covered within the broad umbrella of Cyber Security Law. Cyber Security Law refers to evolving jurisprudence pertaining to the legalities as also legal, policy and regulatory issues concerned with protection and preservation of cyber security as a paradigm including all issues connected therewith, whether in the context of use of computers, computer systems, computer networks, computer resources and communication devices of all stakeholders, state as well as non-state. It engulfs within itself, aspects pertaining to defining the roles, duties and responsibilities of all stakeholders and stipulating consequences for non-compliance with law.  Cyber Security is today becoming extremely complicated and is directly connected with the national security of nations, apart from protecting sovereign interests of nations in cyberspace. Cyber Security Law as a discipline, deals with the legal protection and preservation of Cyber Security of computer networks, computer resources, information infrastructure, Critical Information Infrastructure and other information resources which host, deal, handle, process all kinds of data, whether sensitive or non-sensitive, personal, non-personal or otherwise.

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