Do I need a license to operate drones?

Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation (“DGCA”) recently invited comments on Draft Air Transport Circular XX of 2016 (“Draft Guidelines”) which intends to lay down guidelines for operations of Civil Unmanned Aircraft System (“UAS”) in India and registration of such UAS by way of Unique Identification Number (“UIN”) through its notification dated April… Read More Do I need a license to operate drones?

How should I maintain the medical records of a patient in electronic form?

How should I maintain the records of patient in electronic form? Section 7 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“Act”) requires such documents, records or information to be retained in the electronic form in such a manner that— the information contained therein remains accessible so as to be usable for a subsequent reference; the electronic… Read More How should I maintain the medical records of a patient in electronic form?

Company as an Other Service Provider OR as a Web Aggregator of Insurance Services

Company as an OSP ‘Terms and Conditions – Other Service Provider (OSP) Category (“OSP T&C”) defines OSP as a company providing ‘Application Services’, like, tele-banking, tele-medicine, tele-education, tele-trading, e-commerce, call centre, network operation centre and other ‘IT Enabled Services’, by using ‘Telecom Resources’ provided by Authorised Telecom Service Providers. The term ‘Telecom resources’ is defined… Read More Company as an Other Service Provider OR as a Web Aggregator of Insurance Services

Registration of Payment Gateway Services in India

How Payment Gateway Works Image from here Mandatory Authorization As per the Payment and Settlement Act, 2007 (“Act”), such service provider will come under the definition of ‘system provider’ which means a person who operates an authorized payment system.[1] The Act, vide its Section 5(1) mandates authorization by RBI for commencing or carrying on a… Read More Registration of Payment Gateway Services in India

Supreme Court Strikes Down S.66A of Information Technology Act as Unconstitutional

Shreya Singhal vs. Union of India[1] Supreme Court in its landmark judgment, Shreya Singhal vs. Union of India on March 24, 2015, struck the Section 66A of the Information Technology Act (“Act“) which provided punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, including internet. It is to be noted that Section 66A was not in the… Read More Supreme Court Strikes Down S.66A of Information Technology Act as Unconstitutional

Digital Encryption Laws in India

What is Encryption? Schedule V of the Information Technology (Certifying Authorities) Rules, 2000, defines encryption as- “The process of transforming plaintext data into an unintelligible form (cipher text) such that the original data either cannot be recovered (one-way encryption) or cannot be recovered without using an inverse decryption process (two-way encryption).” Cryptographic techniques are generally… Read More Digital Encryption Laws in India

Consim Info Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Google India Pvt. Ltd. & Ors.

CITATION: 2013 (54) PTC 578 (Mad) FACTS In this case, the appellant was a private limited company providing online matrimonial services. In the course of its business, it had adopted several trademarks including, inter alia, Bharatmatrimony, Tamilmatrimony, Telugumatrimony, Assamesematrimony, etc. and registered several domain names with these word marks. The respondents (Google India and its parent… Read More Consim Info Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Google India Pvt. Ltd. & Ors.