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Dr. Karnika Seth is an Internationally renowned cyber law expert & Arbitrator specialised in technology and intellectual property law disputes. She is the founder of Seth Associates, an established law firm specialising in Technology, Media and IPR laws. Dr. Seth is also the Chairperson of Lex Cyberia at Seth Associates, the World’s first integrated cyberlaws research, forensics and legal consulting centre. She is an empanelled with various Government bodies and arbitral institutions, including Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India, PHD chambers, National Internet Exchange of India, Indian Council of Arbitration amongst other institutions.Dr. Seth has been consistently ranked by global business community as topnotchCyberlawyer, an International Arbitrator & a prolific author, policymaker & educator. 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 international and domestic disputes by leveraging her extensive legal, investigatory, transactional and technology skills in situations of conflict.

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 part of expert committees appointed by the E-committee of the Supreme court of India working on e-Courts mission project. 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 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 associated with the International Telecommunication Union’s initiatives and is a member of the global cybersecurity forum. Dr. Seth has been a Tedex Speaker who has spoken at more than 1000 seminars, conferences and has authored several books, e-books, white papers, legal toolkits, policy documents and recommendations for reforming cyberlaws and dispute resolution in the country. 

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. On the UN International Women’s day, she received the Great Indian Women Award in 2021 from the Indian Observer Post and the Eminent CIO of India Award in 2021.She received the Law Day Award in 2021, and in 2017, Dr. Seth was conferred the National Gaurav Award for exemplary contribution to the field of cyberlaws in India. In 2017, Dr. Seth was conferred the title of Honorary professor by Amity Universityand Digital Empowerment Award for the year 2015. She was also conferred the title of Super Cyberwoman by Cyberpeace Foundation in 2021. She has been recognised as ‘India’s most influential cyberwarrior’ by Dynamic CISO 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 cross border transactional and dispute resolution 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 covers Internet laws, 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. She specialised in Computer Security from Harvard University in 2020.