Cyber Lawyer

Defend against digital threats and secure our online future


A Cyber lawyer is the one who maintains the integrity and security of important information that is being communicated between two legal authorities to save the data from unauthorised use. In addition, the cyber law is  called the "internet law." A cyber law is the branch of law that governs how people use the internet. Cyber law is a rule that pertains to how people use their smartphones, computers, internet or any other related technology.

The term "digital law" also applies to cyber law. Laws governing electronic communication change along with technological advancements. The use of modern technology by people for interaction and communication is covered by cyber law.  There are laws in place to prevent people from becoming victims of crime as a result of dishonest online activity. The use of computers and the internet is governed by other laws that are applicable to both individuals and businesses. All of these laws fall under the broad term of cyber law, which covers a variety of subjects and actions.


For Bachelor’s

  • After completing 12th grade with an overall average of 50%, one can enrol in B.Tech, B.Sc. in Computer Science or IT.
  • Or, aspirants can enrol in any of these programmes such as BBA, BA, BSc or BCom plus LLB. There is also a Btech + LLB option, but the programme lasts six years.
  • An individual is required to accomplish a bachelor’s degree including subjects of cyber security along with data privacy law, knowledge about computer viruses, hacking techniques and saving data from unauthorised use. 

For Masters

  • The Master’s of Law in Cyber Law programme is a two-year postgraduate course that examines the laws that deter cyber crimes or provide justice to their victims. 
  • It addresses a range of legal concerns pertaining to the software, cyber and information technology industries.

For Diploma

  • After completing the12th grade with an overall average of 50%, students who are interested in law and cyber-related topics can easily pursue a diploma in cyber law. 
  • The students can enrol in 6 months to 1-year full-time diploma in cyber law.
  • The students are required to complete a diploma on UG and PG levels.

Job Roles

The primary goal of studying cyber law is to provide students with in-depth knowledge and to strengthen their capacity to handle disputes that arise in a variety of data privacy issues and other cyber cases. To complete such a task, the cyber law provides a variety of job profiles. 

  • Cyber Lawyer 
  • Cyber Assistant
  • Cyber Legal Advisor/ Cyber Consultant  
  • In-house Counsel 
  • Cyber Law Expert
  • Cyber Law Lecturer  

Employment Sector Jobs

The leading companies that employ cyber lawyers belong to the below-mentioned employment sectors or industries: 

  • Multinational Corporations (MNCs) 
  • Corporate Business 
  • Government Firms or Public Departments
  • Law Firms
  • Law Enforcement Agencies

Top Recruiters

The top recruiting companies of a Cyber Lawyer include IT services and other renowned legal firms. Below is a list of the top firms hiring for Cyber Lawyers:

  • Trilegal Nishith Desai Associates 
  • Ministry of IT, Government of India 
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas 
  • Kochhar & Co 
  • AZB & Partners 
  • Deloitte


The salary of a cyber lawyer in India varies depending on factors such as the size, type of organisation they work for, their level of experience and their location.


Entry-level Cyber lawyers

Approx 7-15 Lakhs per annum

Senior Cyber lawyers

Approx 15 - 18 Lakhs per annum

Top-level Cyber lawyers

Approx 20 Lakhs or more per annum



The scope of a cyber lawyer typically includes: 

  • As a cyber lawyer you can achieve incomparable emotional and monetary benefits.
  • You can experience a diverse range of career opportunities.
  • Moreover, being a cyber lawyer seems like everyday there is an opportunity to learn something new.
  • Also, preventing cybercrime can provide you with a sense of accomplishment.
  • Computer Security Techno-legal Professional.


The benefits of a cyber law include: 

  • The organisations can now conduct e-commerce by utilising the legal infrastructure provided by the Act.
  • The Act grants legal validity and sanction to digital signatures.
  • It has allowed corporate companies to enter the business of being Certifying Authorities by issuing Digital Signatures Certificates.
  • It enables the government to distribute notifications via the internet, ushering in e-governance.
  • It authorises companies or organisations to file any form, application or other document in e-form with any office, authority, body or agency owned and controlled by the appropriate Government using any e-form prescribed by the appropriate Government. 
  • Cyber Law protects both hardware and software.


The drawbacks of  a cyber law include: 

  • The cyber law is not yet applicable to online streaming platforms.
  • Another major drawback of cyber law is that the online media is not yet capable of tracking fake IDs and leads.