Cyber Law is a specialisation in the field of law which looks into and rectifies legal issues related with the World Wide Web. Aspirants opting to specialise in the field of Cyber Law need to deal with criminal activities such as fraud, theft, forgery and defamation conducted on the internet.
Lawyers in the field of Cyber Law deal with a broad area which includes freedom of expression, access to the internet, usage of internet as well as online privacy. While sorting out any issue, Cyber Law lawyers refer to the Indian Penal Code as well as the Indian Technology Act, 2000. Thus, some of the issues that form a part of Cyber Law are – Hacking, DOS attack, Virus/Worm attacks, Cyber terrorism, Credit card frauds, IPR violations, EFT frauds, Pornography etc.
Candidates can pursue undergraduate (UG) as well as the postgraduate (PG) level programmes in the field of Cyber Law. In UG level courses candidates need to pursue integrated law courses in order to specialise in Cyber Law whereas in a PG level law course aspirants can straight away specialise in Cyber Law.
Apart from these degree programmes, candidates can also pursue diploma and certificate courses in the field of Cyber Law. Some of these popular courses are Diploma in Cyber Law, Certificate in Cyber Law in Corporate Practice, Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law and Information Technology, Professional Diploma in Cyber Investigations and Laws, Diploma in Information Security and Cyber Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law, Advanced Certification in Cyber Law Practice, Information Technology and Social Media Law, Diploma in Internet Law and Policy, Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law, Certificate in Cyber Laws etc.