THE REPERCUSSIONS OF COVID-19 ON CYBER SECURITY

ABSTRACT:

Every aspect of human life has been devastated due to an unprecedented pandemic. The repercussions are of such great scale that it could not have been anticipated. It has affected lives directly and the living and livelihood indirectly. Not to forget is the fact that the pandemic affected the rich and the poor, it did not spare even the privileged class. Though the nature of damage among each class varied, the impact of it cannot be neglected. One such major impact which was not given prime importance was about the threat of cyber security when the entire world was forced to connect virtually! The sad part is that though technology helped us in connecting, it resulted in being the cause of the greatest threat.

Authored by Gagana S, MS Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore.

Female Abuse through Social Networking Sites

Abstract-

‘The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as obvious’- Lundy Bancroft. This article intends cover the nitty gritty of female abuse through social media and look into the effects and provisions regarding the same followed by a self-concluded necessitated future action. There is no overstating the fact that female abuse through social networking sites often goes unnoticed or unreported which is a major concern in the present scenario. According to PEN America, online abuse is the, “pervasive or severe targeting of an individual or group online through harmful behavior”. The reason this article is focusing primarily on one gender is because women are abused online to a greater extent compared to men. Though the ratio of male to female internet users is 60:40, there are more reports of female abuse.

Authored by Gagana Srinivas, Ramiah College of Law, Bangalore.

Rising Legal issues and Challenges for E-Contracts

Abstract-

Due to the development of the technology the usage of E- contracts was found to be high. But usage of such contracts without adequate legal framework will definitely lead to jeopardy and work counterproductive to the business. In India, The Indian Contract Act, 1872, The Information Technology Act, 2000 and The Indian Evidence Act, 1872 plays a vital role in determining the validity of the e-contracts. And the major issues on e – contracts arise pertaining to capacity to contract, free consent, applicability, authenticity and confidentiality. Though the Indian legal system adequately addresses the issues of such, the situation gets elevated day by day with the development of technology.

Authored by Jayasurian.B, Saveetha School of Law.

Why Do We Need a Legislation for End-to-End Encryption- Pros and Cons?

Abstract:

The debate over whether or not to ban end-to-end encryption is likely to intensify in the second half of 2019 and into 2020. Recently, high-level officials from the Trump administration met to discuss a potential crackdown on end-to-end encryption. At a meeting of the National Security Council, U.S. government officials weighed the pros and cons of end-to-end encryption. The issue has bubbled to the surface intermittently ever since 2014, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden first publicized the mass surveillance programs of the U.S. government.

Authored by Parth Bathla, FIMT, GGSIPU, Delhi.