Introduction to Fintech Law

Financial technology (Fintech) is new tech that improves and automates the delivery and use of banking, financial services, insurance, and capital markets. Fintech Law is the regulatory ecosystem and legal framework governing the multi-trillion-dollar fintech sector. Popular financial technologies include artificial intelligence (AI), biometrics, blockchain, bots, cognitive services, data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and…

Is Fake News Illegal?

Malaika G. Naidu Fake News. Sensationalism. Misreporting.In the last couple of years, the digital world has witnessed a growing trend in the amount of false information that is published. While the digital world has made the dissemination of news easier and quicker, the concept of fake news is older than the internet. Such news was…

Advantages of Password Vaults

Malaika G. Naidu Passwords. The basis of cyber safety. From entertainment to e-commerce, all our activity online is secured through combinations of letters, numbers and special characters that we put together. Hopefully, at random but mostly in predictable sequences. What started off with ‘alphabets and numbers, at least 6 characters long’, has become ‘alpha-numeric with…

Do You Use Torrents?

Malaika Naidu Torrenting is one of the most popular methods of procuring movies, music, books, games, etc. from the internet. Every day, millions of gigabytes of data are downloaded through torrent engines such as uTorrent. Although the number has reduced with the rise in popularity of streaming websites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hotstar, and…

Employment in Cyber Security

Malaika Naidu In almost any industry across the world, the job market is struggling with issues of uneven pay, vacancies and, at the same time, unemployment. One major issue with the employment market is the representation of minor groups and women.             This blog will shed light on the Cyber Security industry and the increasing…

Hiding Behind Incognito Browsing

Malaika Naidu A major hype word and internet trend today is data privacy. Add to this the vulnerability brought in by excess use of social media and the integration of technology into all aspects of our day to day life. You’ll realise it’s a tricky world online. So, what do you do?“Trust private browsing to…

Safety on Social Media Platforms

Malaika Naidu The most valuable resource today is not oil, water or fresh air – it’s data! An article in The Economist recently outlined just how valuable this resource is to organisations the world over. It’s alarming how data mining can influence people and hence dictate real events. Now answer this, where can one find…

Future of Law and Technology

Malaika Naidu The relationship between law and technology forms a strong basis for discussion and debate. Both are intertwined, and any discussion would be incomplete without acknowledging the other. Any conversation regarding the legal profession has to take into consideration the role that technology will play in forming its future. Similarly, the development of technology…

Safety Tips for Net-Banking

Malaika Naidu From immediate money transfers to quick online payments, there are many perks to online banking. It comes as no surprise that India, and the world, is becoming increasingly comfortable with online banking. However, with so many people going online to manage their money, threats have arisen at an even faster rate. Hackers and…

Aadhar + Social Media > Privacy?

Antony Clement Rubin and Janani Krishnamurthy were until recently unknown names in the field of law. Then they went to town questioning our very understanding of privacy. They filed PILs in the Madras High Court asking for authentication of identity on social media. Their reason – to curb cyberbullying and instances of defamatory posts on…