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CYBER LAWS FOR STARTUPS

Awareness and understanding of Cyber Laws must for every startup

Saisushanth
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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