CYBER LAWS FOR STARTUPS

    Awareness and understanding of Cyber Laws must for every startup

    30th Jul 2016
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    The moment we hear the term "Cyber Law" most of us be it startups, people intending to startup and almost everyone other than lawyers feel disconnected and stay away from this term. The fact remains that today "Cyber Law" has become an integral part of our digital life with or without our knowledge. Cyber Law is playing a key role in the startup ecosystem and we all need to alive to this fact. Most of the startups think Cyber Law is only meant for IT Startups, Technology Startups and that's a great misconception to stay in. Is your Startup using email for the purpose of dissemination of information ?, Is your startup using data or information in electronic or digital form ?, Is your startup having a website ? Is your startup having a mobile application ? Is your startup using social media ? Is your startup using Internet ? 

    Well, if your answer is yes for any of these questions, then lo and behold, Cyber Law is applicable to your startup. In India we have a Cyber Law named "INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT" popular as "IT Act" and this is India's Digital Law and includes a variety of activities in the digital space. Today there is no almost nothing digital that is not impacted by the Cyber Law. 

    So, the learning if you are using Computers, Computer Systems, Computer Networks, Computer Resources, Communication Devices, Data or Information in Electronic or Digital Form, Cyber Law is what you need to aware of .

    APPLICABILITY OF CYBERLAW IN STARTUP ECOSYSTEM

    Cyber Law is applicable for almost any startup using an email, having a website, having a mobile app, using data or information in digital or electronic form, using social media, using over the top applications and using anything digital . The Cyber Law is applicable to 

    1. TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS

    2. NON TECHNOLOGY STARTUPS

    3. E-COMMERCE STARTUPS

    4. M-COMMERCE STARTUPS

    5. ONLINE MARKET PLACES

    6.M-MARKET PLACE

    7. ON DEMAND STARTUPS

    8. CLOUD BASED STARTUPS

    9. HEALTH CARE STARTUPS

    10. ONLINE PAYMENT SOLUTIONS 

    11. ONLINE AUCTION PORTALS

    12. DELIVERY & LOGISTICS STARTUPS

    13. IOT STARTUPS

    14. PRODUCT BASED STARTUPS

    15. ONLINE BUSINESS STARTUPS

    16. DIGITAL / SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING STARTUPS

    17. LOGO / SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT STARTUPS

    18. MOBILE APP / WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT STARTUPS

    19. ONLINE REVIEW WEBSITES / MOBILE APPS

    20. GAMING STARTUPS

    21. ANIMATION STARTUPS

    22. FIN TECH STARTUPS

    23. FOOD TECH STARTUPS

    24. HYPER LOCAL STARTUPS

    25. TRAVEL STARTUPS

    26. ONLINE MUSIC STARTUPS

    27. SOCIAL NETWORKING STARTUPS/ APPS

    28. AUTOMATED SOLUTIONS STARTUPS

    29. ROBOTIC / AI STARTUPS

    30. ONLINE/ MOBILE APP SERVICES STARTUPS

    31. ONLINE / DIGITAL ADVERTISEMENT STARTUPS

    32. ONLINE REAL ESTATE STARTUPS

    33. AGRI-TECH STARTUPS

    34. DATA ANALYTICS STARTUPS

    This article intends to bring about an awareness of Cyber Laws among the Startups. The next article shall focus on the "Key Cyber Law Aspects for Every Startup". This article is written by Mr. Sai Sushanth, a Cyber Law Expert and Techno Legal Consultant. The author can be reached through sushanth@sushanthitlaw.com 

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