by January 1, 2002 0 comments



“The law,” said Mr Bumble, “is an ass, an idiot.” Being a figment of the imagination (in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist), he could afford to make such statements. But even Mr Bumble could not get away from the rule of the law. Needless to say, we lesser mortals would be harder pressed to live and conduct our business outside the ambit of the law of the land. Yet, the application of these very same laws to IT has been a large gray area, with hardly any precedence or codified law to go by.



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