Diploma in Information Technology Law

The latest version of this course is available at:
http://www.asianlaws.org/dcl.php

Duration: 6 months

Objectives:
The exponential growth of the new economy has serious implications for all professionals. Presence on the Internet has become indispensable for old world companies also.

The Indian Information Technology Act, 2000 imposes severe penalties (up to 10 years imprisonment and fines of crores of rupees) for various acts, some of which are innocently committed by IT professionals in their day-to-day work. This course seeks to educate professionals about the Act and its implications for them. The course also covers the basic topics of cryptography and digital signatures.

General Information
Participants can choose to receive the course material in printed form, in CD ROMs or online.

All participants can avail of guidance from our team of experts. Participants can email their queries to our helpdesk. All participants will be assigned a counsellor who will guide them through the course. In addition, the participants will be interacting freely with their fellow batchmates, corporate gurus and their own counsellors in a series of 'net meetings' scheduled during the period of the course (Participants will be informed in advance about these 'meetings').

Contents:
The course is divided into eight modules as mentioned below.

  1. COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS
    1. Basics of Computers
    2. Computer Networks
    3. Fundamentals of Internet
    4. Relevant Definitions
  2. INTERNET SECURITY
    1. Basic Concepts
    2. Firewalls
    3. Drafting of Internet Security Policies
  3. JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES
    1. Concept of Jurisdiction
    2. Territorial Jurisdiction
    3. Authorities under the IT Act
    4. Relevant Cases
  4. DIGITAL SIGNATURES
    1. Fundamentals of E-commerce
    2. Encryption Technologies
    3. Digital Signatures
    4. Security Issues
    5. Certifying Authorities
    6. Digital Signature Certificates
  5. DOMAIN NAMES
    1. Fundamentals
    2. ICANN policy
    3. Domain name disputes
    4. Domain names and Trademark Law
    5. Relevant Cases
  6. CYBER CRIME
    1. Hacking
    2. Logic Bombs
    3. Cyber Terrorism
    4. Virus
    5. Offences under the IT Act
    6. Penalties under the IT Act
  7. AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING LAWS
    1. Indian Penal Code
    2. Evidence Act
    3. Bankers Books Evidence Act
    4. Reserve Bank of India Act
  8. RELATED ISSUES
    1. Electronic Payment Systems
    2. Rules under the IT Act
    3. UNCITRAL Model Law on E-commerce
    4. Existing Cyber Laws of major countries
    5. Copyright issues
    6. Taxation Issues
    7. Cookies, meta tags and search engines

Examinations:
Participants shall be required to complete eight online assessment exam of half hour duration each. Participants shall also be required to submit a research project (of minimum 3000 words) on any topic related to Information Technology Law. Participants are required to get the topic pre-approved by their counsellor. After the submission of this project, participants shall, as part of their final assessment, have a session wherein a panel of experts shall ask them questions about their project. This session shall be held online and shall have a duration of up to 30 minutes.

Grades will be awarded as follows:

Marks obtained

 Grade
80% and above

A

between 70% and 79%          

B

between 60% and 69%

C

between 50% and 59%

D

below 50%

FAIL

Successful candidates shall be awarded a certificate by Asian School of Cyber Laws.