About IJLT

Chief Editor

Jyotsna Vilva

The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a bi-annual, student-edited, peer-reviewed, open access law journal published annually by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. IJLT is the first and only law journal in India devoted exclusively to the study of the interface between law and technology.

Deputy Chief Editor

Karthik Rai



Aarohi Chaudhuri

Devansh Kaushik

Darsan Guruvayurappan

Lakshmi Nambiar

Pallavi Khatri


Line Editors

Aditya Phalnikar

Kanav Khanna

Radhika Dharnia

Vidushi Gupta


Technical Editor

Sujoy Sarkar

The journal as per its mandate carries scholarship in the areas of intellectual property rights, internet governance, information communication technologies, access to medicines, privacy rights, digital freedoms, openness, telecommunications policy, media law and innovation etc. with an emphasis on a developing country perspective or a comparative approach that benefits the developing world. A second issue in each volume carries perspectives on contemporary issues affecting society around the world at the intersection of law, technology, industry and policy.

IJLT is widely read and is available internationally on databases such as Westlaw, HeinOnline, the Legal Information Institute of India, SCC Online, and Manupatra. We are currently in the process of indexing in a number of other databases, this list will be updated shortly.

The editorial board besides publishing the journal also organises several events to promote interest and scholarship in the field of law and technology. The IJLT hosts an annual lecture series in partnership with the Centre for Internet and Society and has hosted essay competitions in association with the Software Freedom Law Centre. To promote understanding and appreciation for the impact of technology on society, law and policy, the editorial board publishes a periodical newsletter covering developments in the world of law and technology. In the past IJLT has also collaborated with CPRSouth to organise a short course on broadband policy in India as a precursor to the CPRSouth 8 Conference. Besides the above, the journal also provides research and editorial assistance to academics for projects they are currently engaged in.




Submissions to the Indian Journal of Law and Technology will be reviewed for the following:

Scope and Relevance of Article

The article must be based on the interface between law and technology (see illustrative list of areas above) and must possess some novelty with respect to presentation or analysis. Content of the article must be suitable for a variety of readers – students, academics and professionals working in the field and should be relevant to present debates in technology law, policy or regulation. If not novel in scope, the paper must build on existing literature to present a novel argument or perspective on a particular issue.

Developing Country Perspective

The Journal strives to promote scholarship in the area of law and technology with a developing country focus to track and assess the impact of emerging technology law and policy issues on countries in various stages of development. A comparative study is encouraged, although alternate forms of treatment are acceptable if relevant to developing countries.

Quality Language and Style

Articles are assessed for thoroughness in treatment, and research and logical flow in argumentation. There must be a balanced coverage of different positions, and associated issues must be given due consideration based on the scope of the article. The prescribed word count must be adhered to and there must be consistency in style and tone. Language ought to be formal and clear, adhering to the Submission Guidelines of the Journal.