Profile of Advocate Prashant Mali   

Advocate (Dr.) Prashant Mali , Bombay High Court Lawyer [M.Sc.(Computer Science), LLB, LLM, CCFP, CISSA,  Ph.D.] PG-Cert in Cyber Defence from Cranfield University of UK

International Cyber Lawyer, Speaker, Author, Cyber & Privacy thought Leader of the Country

Founder & President - Cyber Law Consulting (Advocates & Attorneys).

Chairman - Cyber & Law Foundation (A NGO for Cyber Policy, Research and Awareness).

Ex Chair - Cyber Law & Cyber Security Committee of Indian National Bar Association.

Founder Faculty - Diploma in Systems Audit from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Visiting Faculty to National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and Various Judicial & Police Academies 

Founder Coordinator & Syllabus designer for PG Diploma in Cyber Law & IT for Mumbai University

Chevening Cyber Security Fellow (United Kingdom) .

I am honored to be called as India's distinguished Cyber Law & Cyber Security Expert with strong Internet & Technology related Industry Background. 

Was invited by Oxford University to present a paper on "Cyber terrorism & International Law"

I along with my team have successfully unearthed various online banking and financial frauds and handled complicated data breaches, and navigated complex  Cybercrime and copyright cases.

I am currently handling Cyber crime, Cyber abuse, data theft, Cyber Frauds, Ecommerce, Bitcoin frauds, EOW, Privacy & copyright-related matters of various corporates, celebrities, and HNI individuals. I appear as Expert Legal Counsel in Cyber Crime and Electronic/Digital Evidence related cases. I leverage my mastery of electronic evidence and cyber law to build robust defenses and secure resounding victories. 

I help clients with Police representation for drafting & filing police complaints, giving statements and all kinds of legal help in technology and financial crimes related to EOW or Cybercrime. 

I am a regular speaker in National, International Conferences & Seminars and have also trained Mumbai University Professors, Maharashtra police, Indian Airforce, Various Board of Directors, Corporates & other Law Enforcement Agencies.

I have authored 5 books on Cyber Law, Cyber Crime, andPrivacy Law, My articles on EContracts, S/W Piracy, Data Theft, Digital Signatures, Mobile Security, Cloud Computing & Law with other cyber issues have got published in leading magazines, journals. I am interviewed by leading news channels of the country and have been quoted in leading newspapers of the country on cyber law, cybercrime, cybersecurity and privacy law issues.

I am regularly consulted by Maharashtra Police and other law and enforcement agencies of the country on cyber crime & cyber security issues.

I have  handled corporate clients like Aditya Birla Group, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, Balaji Telefilms, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Crompton Greaves Ltd., Deloitte, L&T ITL, Reliance ADAG, Reliance JIO, Indusind Bank, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd, Hiranandani Group, Shapoorji Pallonji, Camlin Group, GIC, UTI TSL & Various Government and Law Enforcement Agencies to name a few.

I have successfully argued and won matters before appearing as a Legal Counsel for various companies in various tribunals and courts.

Awards and Appreciations:

Awarded as Data Protection Law Influential Leader 2023 Issued by Transformance in  Nov 2023. 

Awarded Best Cyber and Privacy Lawyer 2022 Issued by Newsmakers Achievers Award by Afternoon Voice - Sept 2022.

Awarded "Best Cyber Lawyer of 2017" by India Legal Summit & Awards and awarded by the Jurist and Legend Mr. Soli Sorabjee.                                      

Awarded "Cyber Security Lawyer of the Year: India" 2016 by FinancialMonthly Magazine of UK.

Awarded "Hall of Fame Award" 2016 by Computer Society of India (CSI) for Exemplary contributions in Infosec field.

Awarded "Thane Gaurav (Pride of Thane City)" by Local Government: 2016 from the hands of Hon. Minister for state.

Awarded "Cyber Security Professional of the year (Asia Pacific): 2016 by Information Security Group. 

Awarded as "Cyber Security Lawyer of the year: India" by Financial Times Awards:2016 of UK.

Awarded "Cyber Law & Cyber Security Lawyer of the Year: 2014" at The National Law Day.

Awarded Infosec Maestros "Special Achievement Award for Excellence in Cyber Law".

Selected as "Top 25 Legal Consultants of The Year: 2014"  by SILICON INDIA Magazine.

Selected as "Consultant of the Year - Cyber Law (2014)" by CIO Review Magazine.

Landmark IT Act (Cyber Law) Cases Handled & Decisions - 2016 & 2017

1.      In a series of victories for online banking fraud victims, I Won 6 cases in January, where compensation to the tune of 1.25 crore was awarded by the cyber crime court (Adjudication Officer).

2.      Handling Amir Khan's Cyber defamation Case of popular program "Satyamev Jayate".

3.      Handling India's first Cyber Morphing i.e. Amit Karkhanis case.

4.    Naaptol Vs. Big Deal | Motilal Oswal Vs. Intellect S/W as a Legal Counsel for Source Code & Data Theft Case

5.    Handling Udta Punjab Movie Leak case. 

6.    Got a landmark judgment in a e-tender case acting as Legal Counsel for Shaapoorji Pallonji Pvt. Ltd Vs. MHADA & NIC

Landmark IT Act (Cyber Law ) Cases Handled & Decisions - 2015 & 2014

1. Rita Basu Case (State V/s P Mitra) – Rita Basu case in the India's First case on Identity Theft.

2. Mr. Dhande V/s Vodafone & ICICI Bank – Landmark victory: Court orders Rs. 18 Lakh Compensation from Vodafone & ICICI  for  Duplicate SIM Card Exchange and Financial Fraud.

3.  Rohit Maheswari V/s Vodafone where it was held that The Data held by Mobile Operator is "Sensitive Personal Data" as defined by S43A of The IT Act, 2000.

4. Amit Patwardhan V/s Bank of Baroda – Got Landmark Order where it was held that Bank cannot share their clients bank statement of ex-employee with ex-employer.

5. Got 2 Acquittals under Section 66A of The IT Act, 2000. Orkut & Facebook Matter.

6. Got 2 Acquittals in Data Theft Case under The IT Act,2000.

7. Got India's First Conviction for Nigerian Citizens in Nigerian 419 scam (Advised APP).

8. Handled Various cases of Cyber Defamation/Abuse to Remove or Block material or links from websites.

 Speaker & Panelist in National and International Seminars and Conferences, some mentioned below

Key Note Speaker and Chief guest at a Cyber Security conference organised by Indian Banking Association in 2017.                                                         

Spotlight speaker at a ISMG Fraud & Risk conference in Mumbai of 2017 & many other conferences.

Key Note Speaker along with Hon. IT & Law Minister Mr. Prasad at the Indian Merchant Chamber Cyber Crime Conference June 2016.                              

Key Note Speaker at the Conference on "Cyber Security in Banking & Insurance" Bombay Chamber of Commerce June 2016.

Key Note Speaker Annual Asia GRC & Information Security Summit 2015 held at The Taj Hotel, Mumbai.

Expert Panelist at the "India Cyber Security Summit 2015" held at Hotel J W Marriott, Mumbai India.

Key Note speaker on Women & Cyber Crime at National Seminar of Nagpur University's Law College 2015.

Key Note Speaker on Cyber Laws at Nirma University's National Conference of Law School 2015.

Speaker at DSCI NASSCOM Annual Information Security summit Dec 2014 on  Social Media & Cyber Law.

Advisor, Speaker & Panelist at Economic Times Fraud & Investigation Conference 2014.

Speaker at Interop Mumbai 2014 Intl conference, spoke on 9 things you don’t know of Indian Cyber Law.

Presented a Paper at Oxford University on “Cyber Terrorism & International Law” 2014.

Presented Consultation before the National Commission for Women on “Ways to safeguard women’s against Cyber Crime”.

Presented A Theme Paper on Cyber Security, Cyber Crime & Cyber Law at National Conference on Criminology at Tata Institute of Social Sciences.       

Panelist on “India Privacy Meet 2012” & various conferences arranged by ICAI.                                                                                                         

SPEAKER AT Regional conference of ISACA for 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016 on Cloud Computing, Cyber Security & Privacy Laws.

SPEAKER AT “Meeting the Cyber Crime Challenge through Capacity Building”  EVENT BY NASSCOM, DSCI 2011.                                                 

SPEAKER AT INDIA LEGAL SUMMIT 2010,2011 ON Cyber Law & Cyber Security, Cloud Computing & Law.                                                        

SPEAKER AT UGC Sponsored One-Day National Level Seminar on "Emerging Trends in Indian E-commerce".                                                                                   

SPEAKER AT CYBER SAFE THANE 2010- A NASSCOM & MAHARASHTRA POLICE EVENT.                                                                                

SPEAKER AT CYBER THREATS & INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY & XBRL BY ICAI 2010.                                                                      


Experience :  25 Years in IT , Cyber Security, Cyber Law, IPR, Telecom, Frauds and allied Law field.

Social & Philanthropy Activities:

1. Donated  9 No.s of Computers and 1 No.s of Printer to Nashik Cyber Cell, Nashik Police.

2. Donated 7 Computers to Thane Cyber Cell of Police.

3. Donated 12 Computers to Nagaon High School. Alibaug for Setting IT Lab.

4. Donated 90 Cycles to Girls of Nagaon High School for commuting to School.

5. Donated 2000 Books on Cyber Law & Cyber Crimes to various libraries, institutions & police.

6. Conducted free seminars  in schools and colleges for spreading awareness of cyber law & cyber security.

Reach Me:

Andheri : A-902, Grenville CHS, Lokhandwala Complex, Lion Sol Marg,  Andheri(W), India, Pincode 400053.

Bandra : B-1003, 10th Floor, 11 Sarvodaya Apartments, Kher Nagar, Bandra (E), Near Bandra Court, Mumbai, India, Pincode - 400051.

Phone: 91-22-26581818 / 09821763157 | Twitter :@AdvPrashantMali

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