At What Point Does Hacking Become Illegal?

Ed. Note: This post by Tanvi Apte is a part of the TLF Editorial Board Test 2018

It is 2008. An entity called ASTRA has been stealing sensitive weapons technology from the Dassault Group for over half a decade and selling it to individuals, costing the company $360 million and the world much more.[1] Ironically enough, ASTRA means “weapon” in Sanskrit.

It is 2013. Every single one of the 3 billion accounts of Yahoo have been compromised. Personal information is known to be floating on a cloud called the “dark web”. No one conclusively knows who is responsible. [2]

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Regulating Cryptocurrencies in India

Ed. Note: This post by Tanvi Apte is a part of the TLF Editorial Board Test 2018

Technology is changing the very nature of the world we live in. Currency, not to be left behind, is also adapting to this technology-driven change. As Charles Dixon says, “There are three types of currencies (today): commodity based, politically based and now maths based.[1] This “maths based” currency is called cryptocurrency, which simply means virtual money. Cryptocurrency does not have any tangible existence but is electronically “mined” using complex mathematics and circulated over decentralized peer-to-peer computer networks both as a currency and security.

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The Data Protection Dilemma And Why Context Matters

Ed. Note: This post by Shweta Rao is a part of the TLF Editorial Board Test 2018

In today’s day and age, where a majority of our lives are documented on the internet through online registrations, Instagram uploads and various social media profiles; data collection and the protections around the same are becoming exceedingly critical. Data Privacy (or as otherwise known as Data protection), aims at protecting private data collected through an interdependent relationship between the gathering and dissemination of data, the expectation of privacy, technology and politico-legal issues surrounding the same. Data privacy regulations strive to strike a balance between the utilization of data whilst also protecting the particular individual’s privacy preferences with respect to their personally identifiable information that they have provided to Big Data collectors. The fields of computer, data and information security utilize a variety of software and human resources to handle any issues that arise with respect to Data Privacy.

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Financial Technology: The Industry of Innovation

Ed. Note: This post by Shweta Rao is a part of the TLF Editorial Board Test 2018

In this Age of Digitalization, technological innovation has permeated nearly every profession. In particular, the financial services sector has seen a monumental surge in the amalgamation between traditional financial services and a variety of technological advancements.  This cross-over between the two is known as Financial-Technology (dubbed as FinTech).

FinTech is a term that describes a large platform which caters to a broad set of financial services that are tailored to the pace and technology of the modern world. It comprises of any form technological advancement in the field of finances, that is inclusive of (but not limited to) more commonly- retail banking and investment as well as crypto-currencies (ex. – bitcoin), but also includes digital innovations in the sphere of financial education and literacy.

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The Liability of Internet Intermediaries

Ed. Note: This post by Rithvik Mathur is a part of the TLF Editorial Board Test 2018

What are internet intermediaries? Why are they Relevant?

Internet intermediaries ‘bring together or facilitate transactions between third parties on the Internet. They give access to, host, transmit and index content, products, and services originated by third parties on the Internet or provide Internet-based services to third parties.

Internet Intermediaries essentially facilitate transactions between different parties on the internet. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development “they give access to, host, transmit and index content and services.”

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