- Goa 2020
- CXO Track
- Hack the law : Protection for ethical cyber security research in India
Hack the law : Protection for ethical cyber security research in India
With the growing levels of digitisation in India cyber security researchers are routinely encountering vulnerabilities and data breaches. Today there is a lack of clear regulatory guidance on how such disclosures should be made. On the contrary, there exist various legal provisions which can criminalise even responsible disclosures. As we step towards a data protection law there is growing urgency to this debate. The objective of the discussion will be to clearly assess the legal landscape, the needs of cyber security experts in India and the necessary legal reforms. We will focus on different government policy and legislative initiatives such as the Cyber Security Policy, the Information Technology Act, Data Protection Bill and even sometimes tertiary laws such as defamation.