Information Technology & Data Protection Law

This course gives an insight of the legal and regulatory framework of IT laws and their applicability in online business. It also sheds light on topics like cyber crime, and drafting of various related agreements.

Information Technology & Data Protection Law

Course Description

This course enables the learners to provide practical, comprehensive services and advise clients on legal, regulatory issues and best practices relating to technology contracts and cyber-crimes. Learners will know the basic framework of IT Laws and the issues which counsel will have to consider while drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements related to IT services.

Course Outcomes:
  • Explain the relevant legal and regulatory framework for IT transactions
  • Draft, negotiate and review technology related agreements like Master Services Agreement, Website Development and Hosting Agreements, Payment Gateway Agreements, Service Level Agreements, Terms of Use, other IT outsourcing agreements, etc.
  • Perform legal due diligence for online businesses
  • Recognise different forms of cyber crimes and legal procedures, best practices, etc., to deal with such offences and procedures for dealing with electronic evidence
  • Advise clients on issues relating to protection, transfer and storage of data, including drafting of privacy policies (for employees and customers), policy for electronic communication and computer use, and confidentiality clauses and agreements
Course Details:

Target Audience

  • Digital Businesses

  • Legal Consultants and Advisors

  • Lawyers

  • Law Students and Researchers

  • Other stakeholders interested in information technology and data protection

You do not need to be a lawyer to take this course.

Access Timeframe

6 Months


There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Achievement

Format of Certification


Professional Association/Affiliation

LawSkills & Manupatra

Method of Obtaining Certification

Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain the course certificate. Upon meeting these requirements, the certificate will be printable on demand.

Course Outline

  • Evolution of internet
  • Cyber laws
  • Cyber crime
  • Digital signatures
  • Electronic signatures
  • Cryptography and its types
  • Certifying authority
  • Electronic records
  • E-governance
  • Understanding e-commerce
  • Common frauds in e-commerce
  • Intermediate liability
  • Data security issues in e-commerce
  • Intermediary liability
  • OECD model
  • Indirect taxation
  • Copyright in computer programmes and multimedia
  • Licensing and assignment of copyright
  • Remedies and infringement of copyright
  • Cyber squatting
  • Censorship and internet
  • Right to privacy
  • Data protection and security
  • Sensitive data rules
  • IT act and other provisions
  • IRDA guidelines
  • Drafting of policies
  • Categories and example of cyber crime
  • Analysis of Indian legal framework for cyber crimes
  • Compensation for failure to protect data
  • Intermediary liability
  • Data protection
  • Interception, monitoring and blocking
  • Guide to file a consumer complaint
  • Samples and format for complaints and application


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