Dr. Karnika Seth
B.A (Eng. Hons.), LL.B(University of Delhi)
LL.M (King’s College, University of London)
Ph.D.(Cyber laws), Attorney at Law
Founder & Head, Corporate & Cyber Laws Practice
Chairperson, Lex Cyberia
Dr. Karnika Seth is an Internationally renowned cyber law expert & is the founder at Seth Associates. Dr. Seth is also the Chairperson of Lex Cyberia at Seth Associates, the World’s first integrated cyberlaws research, forensics and legal consulting centre. Dr. Seth has been consistently ranked by global business community as topnotch cyberlawyer, an IT Expert & a prolific author, policymaker & educator. Her contribution to growth & development of cyberlaws internationally and in India is widely acknowledged in the corporate world and by International organisations. She has been empanelled as a member of the Working Group of International Corporation for Assigned Names &Numbers (ICANN) formed to design the Policy framework impacting global domain registration services. She is also the India representative at the Working Group Consultations and ICANN discussion forums. She supports various initiatives on woman empowerment and online child safety and trains law enforcement on combating cyber crimes. She is part of expert panel of UNICEF working on children safety in the online world and actively associates with International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) in its cyberawareness activities in India. She is also associated with the International Telecommunication Union’s initiatives and is a member of the global cybersecurity forum. Her expert views on cyber safety have been solicited by United Nations’s International organisations and also by the Parliament and the Ministry of Information Technology for strengthening the cyberlaws in India. She has spoken at more than 1000 seminars, conferences and workshops and has authored several books, e-books,white papers, legal toolkits, policy documents andrecommendations for reforming cyberlaws in the country. She is empanelled as legal expert to advise National Internet Exchange of India and represents the Office of Comptroller of Certifying Authorities constituted under the IT Act, 2000.In 2013, she was appointed as legal expert to represent Indian Government in the panel formed to advise on objections to ICANN’s suggested new gTLDs.She has been consulted by the University Grants Commission of India, IGNOU, National Law school, India and other reputed educational institutions for formulation of cyber law education courses in India.
Dr. Seth practices law at the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High court & other legal forums and is principal legal advisor to many multinational groups and government entities. She has actively resolved many Cyber crime cases in conjunction with the law enforcement authorities in India. Dr. Seth’s book titled ‘Computers, Internet and New Technology Laws’ published by Lexis Nexis Butterworths elucidates the key developments in the field of Cyberlaws across many important jurisdictions, India, United States and European nations. Dr. Seth was conferred the Law Day Award from the Chief Justice of India for authoring this comprehensive reference work. She received the Digital Empowerment Award for the year 2015 from the Government of India for authoring the book, Protection of Children on Internet and the law Day Award 2015 from the Chief Justice of India. In 2017, Dr. Seth was conferred the National Gaurav Award for exemplary contribution to the field of cyberlaws in India. In 2019 Dr. Seth received the Eminent CIO of India Award from the VARINDIA group. She is also an expert trainer to law enforcement authorities in India and abroad and regularly contributes her views on the subjects in conferences, print & electronic media and television.
While cyberlaw is her core specialisation, Dr. Karnika Seth has diverse transactional experience, encompassing joint ventures, foreign collaborations, franchising and Intellectual property rights. She has acted as legal advisor to reputed multinational companies in negotiating and finalizing various business and commercial arrangements and advised the on projects for launch of products and services in the Indian Market. Dr. Seth’s area of expertise also covers International Commercial Arbitration, International Trade ,Banking,and Anti-dumping Laws. She graduated in Masters in Law from Kings College, University of London. She attained her doctorate degree in cyberlaw (Ph.D.) from NIU in 2017.