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National Seminar on "Information Technology and Law - Issues, Concerns & Challenges"

Department of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad is going to organize the National Seminar on "Information Technology and Law - Issues, Concerns & Challenges".

Date: 23rd - 24th April, 2016
Venue: Conference hall. University College of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad

Who should attend?
Law Teachers, Law Students, Research Scholars from related disciplines (Law, Information Technology, Management, Commerce, Social Sciences, Arts), Advocates, Law Officers, Judges, PSU Executives, Directors, etc

Objectives of the Seminar:
The Information Technology Act, 2000 is not to be read in isolation. lt has to be read and understood with other codes, acts, rules and regulations. The Information Technology Act is now in force and most of the rules and regulations prescribed under the act have already been notified, adjudicating officers are being appointed, the cyber appellate tribunal is now a reality. This seminar attempts to disseminate knowledge about the Information Technology law by highlighting the legislative spirits beyond the enactment of Information Technology Act, 2000. The Act though highly technical in some extent needs simple non-technical explanations. For this purpose line diagrams may be used to explain the complex technological concepts.

The seminar emphasis is on looking at the practical application of law rather than merely generating an academic interest in the subject of Information Technology. This seminar takes a look at global issues involved, whether it is the question of jurisdiction, the aspect of defamation, freedom of expression, electronic taxation, and Intellectual Property Rights. Moreover, these global issues have been discussed against the backdrop of emerging case law and enactments. The emphasis is more on deciphering the key legal issues and principles keeping in view the global context of internet.

Due to technological advancement of society, many issues arose in relation to the integrity and security of cyber space, information, privacy, intellectual property rights, electronic transactions, etc. In India the Information Technology Act, 2000 being the primary source of cyber law with its 2008 amended provisions is currently dealing with various issues relating to use and abuse of cyber technology. Additionally, laws such as Indian Penal Code, Indian Evidence Act, Indian Contract Act, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) laws, banking laws, etc, complement the current Indian Cyber law framework.

Research and development in the area of cyber security is also of immense importance today and is the need of the day. Such research indeed must contribute and lead to further development of cyber laws and regulatory mechanisms of the country. Hence, the seminar will provide a platform for the scholars and researchers from the area of cyber security laws so as to facilitate deliberation and exchange of ideas amongst them about this crucial issue of concern.

Well researched papers on the main theme of the seminar are called for presentation in the technical sessions of the seminar. The sub-themes of the seminar (not limited to) are:

  • Jurisprudential dimensions of Cyberspace
  • Cyber security and laws of India and other countries
  • Legal regime of Online Transactions
  • Role of Media vis-a-vis Consumer's Rights
  • Legal protections to Consumers in Online Business Transactions
  • Information Technology Act, 2000 and Online Transactions
  • Investigation of cybercrimes - issues and concerns
  • Evidentiary issues in the area of cyber security
  • E-Governance and cyber security concerns
  • Human Rights and cyberspace use and misuse
  • Judicial Response to cyber security
  • Cybercrimes

The above sub-themes, however, are illustrative nature and the participant can present a paper on any topic related to the main theme.

Guidelines for Paper Submission:

  • Abstract Submission:
    An abstract should be sent on or before 10th April, 2016 with not more than 250 words accompanied with a covering letter containing Title of the Paper, Full Name of the Author / Authors, Complete Address with Contact Number, and E-mail Address must be submitted as attachment via email to

  • The text of the abstract must be in-MS Word Format with Times New Roman, Font of Size 12 with 1.5 Line Spacing.
    • Abstract must be accompanied with key words.
    • Selected Abstract of the papers will be published in the book of Abstracts.

  • Final Paper Submission:
    • Full papers will be accepted on or before 20th April, 2016 with not more than 6000 words in MS Word, Font Size 12 with 1.5 Space. Selected full papers will be published in a Book form with ISBN.
    • All submissions (Abstract & Final Paper) for the Seminar must be send as attachment to

Registration Fee:

  • Academicians / Teachers and Law Professionals: Rs.l500/-
  • Research Scholars / Students: Rs. 1000/-

Note: Demand Draft must be drawn in any nationalized bank in favour of "Head, Department of Law, Osmania University", Hyderabad, TS.

Important Dates:

Submission of abstract (500 words) :

10th April, 2016

Notification of accepted Abstracts:

12th April, 2016

Last date for Registration:

15th April, 2016

Full paper submission last date:

20th April, 2016

Date of the seminar:

23rd - 24th April, 2016

Mr. N. Ram Prasad
Co-Convener of the Seminar
Asst. Professor of Law, University College of Law,
Osmania University, Hyderabad
Phone: +91-9985825571, +91-8106894644, 040-27098928, 040-27682368

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