Advanced Certification in Cyber Law Practice, Information Technology and Social Media Law

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About the Course

Total Fees: INR 8,000 5,000

Get immediate access on Web, Android and iOS on enrolment

Duration: 4 months

E-commerce revenues in India have been rapidly increasing. The industry is also witnessing vast change and consolidation.

Technology contracts worth billions are being entered into by Indian IT/ITES companies.

At the same time, cybercrime in India has increased.

Information technology practice and technology litigation is fast emerging as one of the most lucrative practice areas. Lawyers and business consultants have immense opportunity to develop a thriving practice in the following sunrise industries:


  • E-commerce
  • Social Media
  • Data Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • E-discovery
  • Online reputation management
  • Software licensing
  • Outsourcing
  • Software as A Service (SAAS) and Cloud Computing


These emerging industries need capable legal professionals and consultants, but there are few lawyers who know practical aspects of IT business, and most lawyers are unable to provide high-quality legal support. One cannot become an effective IT lawyer just by studying the Information Technology Act. If you want to practice in this area, it is imperative to acquire a range of skills and industry perspectives. This course is built to fulfill this need. Learn to negotiate, draft and conduct IT due diligences. Acquire a deep understanding of the various IT industries and their legal needs.


Can you create a legal strategy for technology disputes and technology-related risks?


Do you know the different business models that can be used by outsourcing vendors?

Do you know how IT contracts work? Can you draft a Master Services Agreement, End-User License Agreement, a payment gateway agreement or a cloud computing agreement?


Can you advise a technology business on legal compliances and due diligence and how to handle personal information?


Can you conduct an IT and IP audit for a software company?


Do you know the rules for presenting electronic evidence before a court, or how to obtain and defend against e-discovery orders from a court?


What is the legal recourse for victims of email and phishing scams in India?


NUJS introduces the Advanced Certification in Information Technology and Social Media Law, which, for the first time brings practical insights from top information technology lawyers, successful businessmen, and experienced investors.




  • How to handle cybercrime - legal actions and procedures
  • How to enter into valid international transactions online, involving cross-border entities across multiple jurisdictions
  • Negotiate, draft technology agreements and provide key strategic insights on various technological transactions and contracts - Master Service Agreement, Outsourcing Agreement, EULA, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, online payment regulations, cryptocurrencies, market-place models
  • How to determine appropriate business structures for outsourcing and e-commerce ventures
  • How to perform IT specific due diligence and compliance activities for online businesses
  • How to mitigate and manage online reputational risks for organizations


How can you use this skillset?


Lawyers, Accountants, Company Secretaries and other professionals can add huge value to clients by:


  • Providing advisory and consultancy services, high-level strategic advice on outsourcing industry, e-commerce ventures
  • Negotiating and drafting technology-related contracts
  • Supervise or perform compliance and due diligence required to be maintained by e-commerce ventures and IT based businesses under Information Technology Act, 2000
  • Businessman and startup entrepreneurs can use strategic insights for a competitive advantage against others, while employees can provide valuable insights to senior management.


Other features of the course:


  • Learn anytime and from any location - 24 x 7 access available on mobile and tablet devices (Android) and on web.
  • Faculty includes experts from the most reputed corporate law firms. Get doubts cleared in 24 hours.
  • Learning materials comprise of video discussions with experts, animation, study materials, checklists. Access sample agreements and approval applications.
  • Get doubts cleared within 24 hours over a discussion forum
  • Those who complete the course successfully will receive certification from NUJS, Kolkata - certification will be based on performance in an online test.


Target Audience


Lawyers, chartered accountants, company secretaries, businessmen and IT entrepreneurs, consultants and self-employed professionals, law students, information technology professionals, MBA and BBA students, engineering students.

The certificate awarded by NUJS will have the course name as "Advanced Certification in Information Technology and Social Media Law".


Course Contents

  • Importance of IT law for businesses and their advisors
  • Overview of Internet and the law
  • Identifying jurisdiction in the Cyberspace
  • Net neutrality
  • Electronic contract and its validity in India
    • Execution and form of e-contracts
    • Stamp duty for electronic contracts
  • Digital signature and its importance
    • Legal aspects of digital signature
    • Obtaining a digital signature
  • Encryption Technology and law
  • Key information technology related contracts
    • Master Service Agreement
    • Service Level Agreement
    • Maintenance and Support Agreement
    • EULA
Sample documents
  • Sample Master Service Agreement
  • Sample Service Level Agreement
  • Sample Maintenance and Support Agreement
  • EULA
  • Offences under IT Act
  • Data security and Privacy issues
  • Intermediary Liability
  • Cyber forensics and law of evidence
  • E-discovery and the law
  • Blocking and interception
  • Recovering money from online banking frauds
  • Handling fake profiles on social media and matrimonial sites
Sample documents
  • Affidavit for submission of electronic evidence
  • Model E-discovery order
  • Sample document retention policy
  • E-discovery sample forms and pleadings
  • E-commerce and the law
    • Regulations in India
    • Data security issues in E-commerce
  • FDI in E-commerce
  • Electronic payment systems
  • Understanding online payment and transactions
  • Crypto currencies
  • Different types of software licenses
  • Open Source Licenses and Law
  • Cloud computing agreements and the law
  • IP & IT Audit – SCM and SAM
  • Product liability for software
  • Taxation of SAAS and other forms of software
  • Taxation of Software
  • Legal mechanisms for outsourcing:
    • Service agreements
    • Joint venture
    • Captive outsourcing
  • Issues in an Outsourcing Agreements
    • Common heads in an outsourcing agreement
    • Intellectual property issues
    • Service Levels, performance and personnel management
    • Data security
    • Remuneration related provisions
    • Implementation and monitoring in outsourcing arrangements
    • Termination and exit-related clauses
    • Choice of law and dispute settlement
  • Industrial Disputes Act and employment issues in IT industry
  • Taxation of outsourced services

Sample documents

  • Sample Master Service Agreement and Statement of Work
  • Sample Outsourcing Agreement
  • Reputational risks and legal strategy:
    • Online criticisms and defamation by customers
    • Managing social media usage by employees and ex-employees
    • Leakage of confidential information
    • Industry perceptions and scandals
    • Intellectual property issues
  • Dealing with social media platforms
  • Legal strategy and processes for handling reputational crises

Sample documents

  • Social Media Policy
  • Media Communications Policy

Industry Academia Panel

Apar Gupta

Independent Technology Lawyer

Arpit Ratan

Founding Partner, Ojas Legal and Co - Founder, Signzy Technologies

Ashitha Bhagwan

Attorney, Royse Law Firm, California

Ketan Mukhija

General Counsel, SREI Group

Pingal Khan

Partner at Ashlar Law

Puneet Bhasin

Founding Partner, Cyberjure Consulting

YuYu Din

Head Digital Strategist, India Operations, Burson Marsteller

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Success Stories

Imagine how it would be if you could navigate the usual legal and regulatory mess with ease, and make better decisions as you scale your business or career growth. Regulatory and legal difficulties is a huge hurdle to doing business in India, and very few people have mastery over it. We are inviting you to find out more about how we can add a touch of magic to your growth. Here are some amazing success stories of our students who have taken up our courses.

My purpose of joining the course is certainly fulfilled; it has given me the much needed practical knowledge of law. All modules in the course are designed with emphases on practical knowledge. The concepts are not explained theoretically but in a practical manner. I personally found the module on business structuring, institutional finance, and raising investment to be most beneficial for me. I am able to utilize this knowledge in my current job also.

Shivam Dubey

Associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

All that I learned from the course is very relevant to me and helps me every single day. I still refer the course notes. Once, we were working on a transaction which involved export-import compliance. It was something I had never done before and none of my team members had an experience with it. I had only the basic idea about it and that is when I realized that I have studied it in my diploma course. I referred the course material and handled the transaction totally based on the knowledge gained through the diploma course, it gave me the basic idea of what to check and how to check.

Ananya Banerjee

Managing Partner, Unico Legale

I can definitely say that this course has added value to my profile and facilitated my growth. The knowledge gained through this course has boosted my confidence and helped me get through many interviews. I found the modules on Arbitration, FDI, and Corporate Governance to be extremely informative. The module on drafting provided various templates that gave you a framework to build on. The webinars by various industry experts was an added advantage of this course. These were exceptionally outstanding, interactive and provided the much needed insights from a commercial point of view.

Mehak Gupta

Associate, Economic Laws Practice

I am a computer science engineer by education, but an entrepreneur by profession. Having had no formal education in running a business I was always led to a lot of "learning the hard way". When iPleaders launched the course for Entrepreneurship Administration and Business Laws, in an e-learning mode I took up the course with the objective to understand all legal nuances related to running a business. The course covered things like; understanding of ESOP, Sweat Equity, Company Policy, License agreements, IP related law, EULA and lots of other content which made sense for our business.

Atul Gupta

Managing Director of InSync Tech-Fin Solutions Ltd

I am a practicing Cyber lawyer in Mumbai for the past 3 years and have founded Cyberjure Legal Consulting. The course was a very good learning experience, and I am glad I did it. It helped me understand the nuances of many laws which we studied in college, but never went into practical applicability of the same. The stuff I learnt in the course helped me in my matters too, and in structuring e-commerce start-ups.


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The course fee can be paid through our online payment gateway, Instamojo. You can pay using your credit card, debit card or net banking by clicking on enroll now.

Enrolment continues throughout the year. If the course fits your aspiration, we recommend you to enrol and start studying immediately.

Once you successfully make the payment and fill the enrolment form. You can access the course by logging to the learning management platform (LMS), using your Facebook login credentials (email address not mobile number).

No. These courses are completely online, and you will not need to travel to Kolkata for any requirement of this course.

All the study materials will be provided on the online learning management system and not in hard copy. No hard copy is required or recommended for these courses. For any hard copy provided by iPleaders for some parts of some of the courses which may be available with iPleaders, check with them by calling on the number provided in this website.

There are no discounts available. However course fee for long term courses (1 year or more) can be paid in instalments. To know about instalment options, call 011-331-38901

There are no minimum attendance requirements, as the course shall be taught online through a learning management system which allows you to pursue the course at your own pace and convenience.

The course is conducted through an online learning management system, which enables students to access study materials from anywhere in the world at their own time and convenience. All the study material which includes text, videos, drafting exercises, templates and regular tests will be available only within the LMS and can be accessed using your login id for the LMS. The course can also be accessed through state of the art mobile Apps, which makes learning convenient and accessible on a real time basis.
Live sessions are also conducted online – students who miss the session can watch recorded versions. There will also be some online doubt-clearing sessions between students and faculty.

The minimum eligibility for diploma and certificate courses is XII pass and students from any discipline can enrol in the course. For MA in Business Laws, graduation in any discipline will suffice. Therefore, students of B.Com., BMS, BBA, Science, Arts, Medicine or from any other discipline are eligible to enrol and many have already enroled. The course is targeted at entrepreneurs, managers, consultants and working professionals and will be relevant and useful irrespective of stream and industry. Those would like to start up their own company at some point of time, are interested in a career in management, want to have a grasp on business laws or differentiate themselves by adding a unique skill shall benefit from this course. Please visit our Success Stories page to read about what individuals from different disciplines have to say about the course.

As candidates will be enroling from across India and even abroad, the schedule of every candidate is likely to differ. To accommodate that, the periodic tests will be available on the online portal for a period of time so that you can take them at your convenience. Everyone will be given sufficient opportunity to take the tests.

The online MCQs are executed on the learning management system. You do not need to go to any special centres to take any test or exam. All tests can be taken by logging on to the online learning management system from your home.