Other Mobile Law Books

Other Mobile Law Books written by Dr. Pavan Duggal relating to Mobile Law

Mobile Apps & Mobile Law [1]

The book has explored various legal/regulatory issues pertaining to Mobile Apps in International perspectives.

“There is an app for that”. When this famous saying was coined, little did people comprehend about the evolving future of mobile apps. Mobile apps or mobile applications are not just doorways of convenience that are available on our mobile phones, they also represent yet another aspect of accessing data and mobile networks as also the Internet. Over the last few years, mobile app economy has boomed. The figures pertaining to mobile apps growth on IOS and also at Android market place has demonstrated in crystal clear terms that mobile apps are here to stay.

The adoption, use and continued reliance on mobile apps has various legal, policy and regulatory issues. In fact, large numbers of users of mobile apps don’t even know what are the legal, policy and regulatory issues connected with the same and have little awareness about the ramifications that their actions using mobile apps can have, on their own lives and digital existence. It is in this regard, that this book seeks to examine the existing current legal landscape pertaining to mobile apps.

Does the use of a mobile app have any legal consequences? Can a mobile app and its daily use by a user have legal connotations? What kind of legal, policy and regulatory issues impact mobile apps? Are peoples’ privacy significantly impacted the use of mobile apps? Are mobile apps mere doorways of convenience or are they data repositories who are silently stealing information about your personal, professional and social lives including your geo-location information, possibly without your consent? Does use of use mobile apps have legal connotations for our digital future? These and a variety of other issues are sought to be addressed by the present book.

This book aims to sensitize all stakeholders in the mobile application ecosystem including lay users about the legal, policy and regulatory issues pertaining to mobile apps. In fact as we write, legal, policy and regulatory issues concerning mobile apps are continuing to grow and are sought to be addressed in a variety of ways. This book aims to sensitize the reader about some of the important issues concerning use, adoption and continued reliance on mobile apps. Clearly, these are early days yet and large numbers of developments have yet to take place. Further, lot of case laws and judge made law is also ultimately going to determine the way the jurisprudence around mobile apps is going to develop. Various national governments are tying up with different ideas to come up with appropriate legal regulatory frameworks so as to appropriately regulate mobile apps and their respective activities. This book seeks to look at variety of all pertinent legal issues which impact mobile apps and how the said issues are likely to evolve over a period of time in the coming future.

Mobile Banking & Mobile Law [2]

The book has explored various legal and regulatory aspects of Mobile Banking & Mobile Law

The use, adoption and continues reliance on mobile phones and communication devices has given rise to a new kind of economy. The mobile commerce growth has further propelled growth of new paradigm shifts in our lives. More and more people are today relying upon mobile phones for the purposes of not accessing the Internet but also making purchases and also dealing with their moneys. It is in this context that mobile banking assumes significance.

Even two decades ago, people could have hardly ever thought that handheld devices or mobile phones could be used for banking purposes. Today, we are at the cusp of human history at a time when mobile banking is about to take huge strides. The advent of mobile banking brings along with it, its own set of very complicated legal, policy and regulatory issues. What is mobile banking? Is mobile banking legal? Is there any force of law behind mobile banking? Can mobile banking be misused? Can cyber criminals target mobile banking? Can a user lose money using mobile banking? How does the law protect consumers of mobile phones who are using mobiles for purposes of doing mobile commerce? What is the future of mobile banking and the accompanying legal jurisprudence? These and variety of other legal issues impacting mobile banking have been sought to be specifically addressed by the present book.

The present book “Mobile Banking & Mobile Law” seeks to examine and analyse the current landscape pertaining to the legal, policy and regulatory issues concerning mobile banking, examines the various challenges that face mobile banking at a global scenario and also looks at various approaches adopted by different national governments so as to not only effectively give a thrust to growth of mobile banking but also to effectively regulate mobile banking to protect and preserve the interests of mobile users and consumers.

This book is a must read for all members of the mobile ecosystem who have got a connection with banking activities or who want to use mobiles for the purposes of banking and related activities.

Mobile Payments and Mobile Law[3]

The book has explored various legal and regulatory aspects of Mobile Payment. The book further analyzes the world wide legal position concerning Mobile Payment. The inventors of the mobile phones had conceived the same as an instrument which will help increase productivity. Today, mobile phone has not just only increased productivity, it has also become the de-facto device in our hands. It is only natural to expect that the said device should be used for dealing with one activity in which entire human economy is based i.e. activity of dealing with money.

Consequently, mobile payments are increasingly becoming an important aspect of our day-to-day existence. More and more people want to use their mobile phones for making payments on a variety of purchases that they purchase using mobile phones and on mobile e-commerce platforms. However, there is a relative virgin area.

Various models of mobile payments are currently being tried. There is no one complete success story but clearly people are unanimous that mobile payment is the way of the future. The advent of mobile payment brings it with various legal, policy and regulatory issues. These are issues which have a profound impact not just upon the way how we will be able to use mobile phones for payment purposes, but also the way how the mobile payment economy is likely to grow over a period of time. Clearly, using mobiles for making payments is a very attractive idea. However, there are large number of challenges in that regard. At a time when cyber criminals and mobile criminals are waiting for every opportunity to rob you of your moneys, mobile payment has before it various legal, policy and regulatory challenges.

This book “Mobile Payments & Mobile Law” seeks to specifically look at the legal, policy and regulatory issues impacting mobile payments. It also looks at the various developments in this area in different jurisdictions and also examines the legal challenges that exist before the growth of mobile payments. At the time of writing, this is a newly emerging area. The present book seeks to sensitize the readers of important issues that mobile payment bandwagon has to appropriately address, before it becomes a common fabric of our day-to-day lives.

Mobile Crime & Mobile Law[4]

Crime has been an integral part of human civilization from its very beginning. Criminal activities have always inspired human minds. Consequently, law has always looked at various ways of trying to act as a deterrent to prevent crime and further to provide for deterrent punishment for various criminal activities. However, the advent of technology has now produced a completely new fertile ground for growth of criminal tendencies and criminal activities. The advent of mobile phones and mobile computing has given a new platform for criminal activities which was hitherto not available. Mobiles have made life far more convenient and productive. However, mobile devices and mobile computing have been quickly adopted by criminals so as to aid and assist in their criminal designs. Today, mobiles are not only being used for the purposes of perpetuating criminal activities but also for the purposes of targeting mobile networks also. As such, mobile crimes have emerged as new kinds of crimes across the world. Mobile crime is becoming increasingly important challenge for law enforcement agencies across the world. A variety of mobile crimes are emerging on the horizon.

There are various legal, policy and regulatory issues connected with mobile crimes. Different jurisdictions across the world are trying their own respective mechanisms to deal with mobile crimes.

This book Mobile Crime & Mobile Law” is the first authoritative treatise on the issue of mobile crimes and Mobile Law. This book looks at variety of issues pertaining to criminal activities in the mobile ecosystem.

It covers inter alia amongst other the following issues:

Mobile Crime – An Introduction

Kinds of Mobile Crimes

Facts & Figures about Mobile Crimes

Mobile Law and Mobile Crime-Existing Legal Position Pertaining To Mobile Crime across the World

  • United States
  • China
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • India

Challenges Posed By Mobile Crimes

Future Trends


Mobile Law – An International Outlook[5]

The world today is a different world altogether. Technology has made a sea of change in our day-to-day lives. Apart from the advent of Internet, it is the increased advances in mobile computing and mobile technologies that have taken the fancy of the human mind. Consequently, mobile phones, cell phones and all kinds of mobile and communication devices are now increasingly being adopted by people across the world. In some jurisdictions, mobiles are the de facto modes of communication. In other areas, penetration about mobiles is continuing to grow with each passing month. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today estimates that in a short period of time, there will be more mobile phones than humans on the planet. With such high degree of adoption and usage of mobile phones, it is but natural to expect that mobile phones and their usage will throw up various legal, policy and regulatory issues connected therewith. These and other related issues constitute the components of emerging jurisprudence of Mobile Law.

The author Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and President, Mobilelaw.Net has made pioneering contribution in the evolution and development of Mobile Law.

The book “Mobile Law – An International Outlook” is the first authoritative book on various facets of the emerging jurisprudence of Mobile Law at the international level. We need to appreciate that internationally, there is no not much unanimity amongst nations on how to proceed forward on legal, policy and regulatory issues concerning mobile phones. However, there is beginning to be development in various national jurisdictions through various national laws, which have a direct impact upon the development and growth of Mobile Law.

This book seeks to examine in depth the international legal position pertaining to the various subjects that form an integral part of Mobile Law. This book not only dwells on the concepts of the legal recognition of mobile phones but also on how different national jurisdictions deal with legal liabilities in the mobile ecosystem. This book further examines issues pertaining to the mobile authentication and also mobile banking and payments. This book further analyzes the various new kinds of emerging mobile crimes and the misuse of mobiles for variety of criminal and other purposes including for cyber terrorism purposes.

Given the propensity of children to use mobiles very frequently, this book also seeks to look at what the law says on protecting children in the context of mobiles. Further, the issue pertaining to mobile privacy which is so important in our day-to-day lives and various legal, policy and regulatory issues connected therewith, are adequately dealt with in the present book.

Mobile Misuses & The Law[6]

Today mobiles have become extremely popular and prevalent. However, the increased adoption and penetration of mobile phones has further lead to instances pertaining to misuse of mobiles. Mobiles are being used for a variety of criminal activities and purposes. As such, a lot of activities done using mobile phones and communication devices could also have a direct impact upon the sovereignty and integrity of sovereign nations.

Consequently, the need has arisen for the governments of the world to address issues pertaining to misuse of mobiles.

This book “Mobile Misuse and The Law” seeks to examine the misuse of mobiles and further takes the case of the Indian jurisdiction as an illustrative example to demonstrate the steps taken by the Indian Government to prevent misuse of mobiles.

In India, the government has come up with various provisions under the Information Technology Act, 2000, which have a direct effect upon preventing the abuse and misuse of mobiles. This book examines the relevant provisions in this regard, which further can become a case study for nations who are trying to toy up with an idea of using legislation for the purposes of preventing misuse of mobiles.

Child Protection in Mobile Paradigm [7]

In today’s world, more and more children are using mobile phones and communication devices. The new generation is far more tech savvy than the older generation. However, the access to communication devices to children has not only empowered the children but has also made them more vulnerable. More and more children are today being specifically targeted, using communication devices that are being used by such children.

The use of mobile phones by children has a direct impact upon protection of children not only vis-à-vis their safety but also from exposure from potential pedophiles and cyber criminals.

Further, mobile phones today immediately bring to the child’s hands access to unlimited pornography using mobile Internet. Consequently, there are large number of legal, policy regulatory issues concerning child protection and mobile.

This book “Child Protection in Mobile Paradigm” seeks to examine the existing position on a global level, pertaining to the legal, policy and regulatory issues concerning child protection in the mobile ecosystem. The said book examines the phenomenon of various mobile crimes targeting children as also mobile bullying. Further, the said book also analyses various other criminal activities that are targeted on children using mobiles. This book further analyses the existing legal jurisprudence on the subject in different jurisdictions across the world, including the following jurisdictions:


United States of America

Isle of Man

United Kingdom


This book also seeks to sensitize all relevant stakeholders in the mobile ecosystem as to how to contribute towards protecting children in the mobile.

Confidential Information on Mobiles – Some Legal Issues [8]

 Today mobiles have become the preferred mode of communication. Companies are increasingly relying upon mobile phones for doing business and also for interacting with their employees, customers, clients. However, because mobility is now the name of the game, companies are increasingly giving access to various kinds of corporate confidential information to employees on their mobile devices. This is invariably being done so as to increase efficiency and productivity. However, the advent of mobility and mobile devices has got itself ensured that there are large number of legal, regulatory and policy issues when it comes to use and access of confidential information through mobile devices and communication devices. What are these challenges concerning confidential information on mobiles? How can confidential information in the mobile ecosystem be appropriately protected? What is the approach that the law needs to take? These and variety of other issues have been sought to be addressed by the present book.

This book “Confidential Information On Mobiles – Some Legal issues” has taken the illustration of the Indian jurisprudence as an example. This is so because of the huge adoption of mobile phones in India. Further, the said book examines the manner in which the Indian Cyberlaw deals with the issue of misuse of confidential information on mobile devices. It further examines the position on the subject at hand in the USA in this regard.

Law of Contracts & Use of Mobile Devices [9]

Technology has seen rapid advancements in the last few decades. The advent of new technologies has brought in far more new challenges for existing jurisprudence.

The advent of mobile phones and communication devices has not only increased productivity and convenience but has also now become the basis for mobile commerce.

Consequently, new kinds of commercial activities are now being undertaken using mobile phones and communication devices. Large numbers of mobile contracts are being executed using communication devices. Hence, the concept of mobile contract has emerged as an important concept. In fact, the entire legal concept of mobile contract is the foundation pillar of mobile commerce.

However, there are various legal, policy and regulatory issues pertaining to mobile contracts. To a large extent, the existing jurisprudence on contracts would apply to contracts entered into using communication devices. However, there are still large numbers of legal, policy and regulatory challenges in this regard.

This book “Law Of Contracts & Use Of Mobile Devices” seeks to examine the existing provision pertaining to mobile contracts and takes the specific illustrative example of the Indian jurisdiction. This book has chosen the Indian jurisdiction as a classical example to show how in a country where there is a huge population and where people have leapfrogged on to the mobile ecosystem using mobiles and communication devices, the existing jurisprudence pertaining to contracts has appropriately been applied in the context of mobile contracts. It is this jurisprudence which is forming the basis for booming mobile commerce in such a country. This book also examined the challenges facing before the law of contracts in the mobile ecosystem and notes that there is very little jurisprudence in terms of case law and the entire issue pertaining to mobile contracts.

[1] Pavan Duggal, Mobile Apps & Mobile Law (Saakshar Law Publications 2013) <https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36268773-mobile-apps-mobile-law?ac=1&from_search=true>

[2] Pavan Duggal, Mobile Banking & Mobile Law (Saakshar Law Publications 2013) <https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21130993-mobile-banking-mobile-law>

[3] Pavan Duggal, Mobile Payments & Mobile Law (Saakshar Law Publications 2013) <https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20636916-mobile-payments-mobile-law?ac=1&from_search=true#>

[4] Pavan Duggal, Mobile Crime & Mobile Law (Saakshar Law Publications 2013) <https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36808023-mobile-crime-mobile-law?ac=1&from_search=true>

[5] Pavan Duggal, Mobile Law – An International Outlook (Saakshar Law Publications 2013) <https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38722346-mobile-law–an-international-outlook?ac=1&from_search=true>

[6] Pavan Duggal, Mobile Misuse & The Law (Saakshar Law Publications 2013) <https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25677884-mobile-misuse-and-the-law?ac=1&from_search=true>

[7] Pavan Duggal, ‘Child Protection in Mobile Paradigm’ (Saakshar Law Publications, 5 June 2013) <https://www.amazon.com/CHILD-PROTECTION-MOBILE-PARADIGM-DUGGAL-book/dp/B00D8C0W1E/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1420865372&sr=1-1&keywords=Child+Protection+In+Mobile+Paradigm+pavan+duggal>

[8] Pavan Duggal, ‘Confidential Information on Mobiles – Some Legal Issues’ (Saakshar Law Publications, 5 June 2013) <https://www.amazon.com/CONFIDENTIAL-INFORMATION-MOBILES-LEGAL-ISSUES-book/dp/B00D82B0VK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1420865231&sr=1-1&keywords=Confidential+Information+On+Mobiles+%E2%80%93+Some+Legal+Issues+pavan+duggal>

[9] Pavan Duggal, ‘Law of Contracts & Use of Mobile Devices’ (Saakshar Law Publications, 5 June 2013 <https://www.amazon.com/LAW-CONTRACTS-USE-MOBILE-DEVICES-book/dp/B00D83MEW8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Law+Of+Contracts+%26+Use+Of+Mobile+Devices+pavan+duggal&qid=1560883435&s=digital-text&sr=1-1>