Cybercrime and Privacy? A Dillemma Of The Digital Era
PUBLISHED ON 24.08.2021 BY MS. APARNA JAIN, MS. HARINDER NARVAN, MS. AASHRIKA AHUJA AND MR. KARANVEER SINGH
The Apex Court of India has declared right to privacy as a fundamental right in its landmark judgement titled Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India, citation (2017) 10 SCC 1. The digital revolution that has hit today’s information age has pushed humanity at large to reflect and redefine what right to privacy would mean for any. Privacy basically refers to right of an individual to be alone and safeguard the rights related to one’s own family, marriage, procreation, motherhood, child bearing and education. At Knowledgentia, which is the best law firm in India, we ensure to give detailed advice to our clients in matters and issues concerning their privacy at all times specially in the realm of cyberspace. Today’s fast paced life where more than over, the life of individuals is surrounded by technology, it has become even more crucial to revisit how cybercrime and privacy issues can be tackled with the support of legal system.
Our personal data of day to day life is exposed to e-commerce as well as social media sites which can become a forum of invading privacy of an individual as well as give impetus to cybercrimes to be attempted with even more magnanimity. Users upload their personal data such as photos, family details, education details, work details, personal opinions on social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Any kind misuse of this data by an unwanted third party will amount to breach of their right to privacy. Cybercriminals often misuse the data being uploaded in the cyberspace to commit various cybercrimes. In legal parlance, cybercrime is an act of crime that involves a computer and a network. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime, or it may be the target. Cybercrime are a significant threat individual privacy and security. Knowledgentia which is the best litigation firm in India offering global IPR protection, has an expert team to smoothly handle cybercrime and privacy issues of our clients.
Various types of cybercrime include email and internet fraud, identity fraud (where personal information is stolen and used), theft of financial or card payment data, theft and sale of corporate data, cyberextortion (demanding money to prevent a threatened attack), ransomware attacks (a type of cyberextortion), cryptojacking (where hackers mine cryptocurrency using resources they do not own) and cyberespionage (where hackers access government or company data). Since there is a lack of special legislation on cyberlaw, at Knowledgentia, which is the best corporate international law firm in India to tackle cybercrime and privacy issue, we advise our clients regarding relevant provisions of the Infomationa and Technology Act as well as Indian Penal Code to enable our clients to smoothly travel out of concerns concerning cyberspace.
Since privacy is a fundamental right, Personal Data Protection Bill and other relevant bills tabled in the Parliament to specifically deal with privacy issues in cyberspace provide a ray of hope for concerned individuals who has had a taste of being victims of cybercrimes. Knowledgentia, can be your trusted partner in resolving cybercrime and privacy issues with a systematic approach.