Founding Directors

Our Founding directors, Dr. Karnika Seth & Mr. Amit Seth instituted FIRE with the clear vision of imparting legal and cyber awareness among the members of our society. Both the founders are practising lawyers with close to two decades of law practice before the Supreme Court of India and other courts. They firmly believe knowledge grows by sharing and is the best way to uplift and bring progress in our society. FIRE is a manifestation of their intent and zeal to do something good for ‘beyond ourselves’. Our volunteers and supporters truly share the same vision as we ignite the fire within to spread the light of knowledge.

Dr. Karnika Seth

Dr. Karnika Seth is an internationally renowned cyberlaw expert, a prolific Author & a practising lawyer before the Supreme court of India. She is also the Founding Partner at Seth Associates, a well established law firm in India. She founded FIRE to institutionalise cyber and legal awareness as more than 1000 workshops have been delivered by her to law enforcement and educational and professional institutions in past two decades.

She is part of the expert panel of UNICEF working on children safety in the online world and actively associates with International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) and NASSCOM in its cyberawareness activities in India. She is empanelled as legal expert to advise National Internet Exchange of India and represents the Office of Comptroller of Certifying Authorities constituted under the IT Act, 2000 & regularly contributes her views on the subject in conferences, print & electronic media and television.

She is a well acclaimed policy maker & educationist to various reputed educational institutions,including schools & Universities across India, law enforcement academies, including the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal and National Police Academy, Hyderabad, CBI, NIA. Her experience has given her a clear insight into awareness needs of each segment of our society including socially or physically disadvantaged groups! She was awarded the National Gaurav Award for exemplary contribution to the field of cyberlaws in 2018, the Law Day Award in 2015, and 2012 for her various writing contributions to the field of cyberlaws. On request of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, she authored a legal toolkit for law enforcement officers on combating online crime against children. In 2012, she authored a comprehensive book Computers, Internet & New Technology laws published by Lexis nexis which is referred and relied by law enforcement officials and reputed Universities offering courses in law. In 2015, she authored a special guidebook titled Protection Of children on the Internet which is being extensively read & referred by Schools across India. She is the awardee of the Digital Empowerment Award for the year 2015 presented at the Digital India conclave organised by Government of India and BIF. She graduated in Masters in Law from Kings College, University of London. She attained her doctorate degree in cyberlaw (Ph.D.) from NIU in 2017.

 

Mr. Amit Seth

Co Founder of FIRE, Mr. Amit Seth specializes in handling General civil litigation, Matrimonial and family law issues and real estate laws for over 18 years before Indian courts. His expertise lies in understanding the legal issues touching lives of different sections of our society,including women, children and legal issues in general relating to property, adoption , marriage, divorce, child custody, domestic violence, dowry, maintenance, child labour, amongst other myriad legal issues.He adopts a mediation approach to discuss & resolve complex legal matters and encourages out of court dispute resolution.He believes that Imparting legal awareness simplifies decision making process and brings forth legal solutions to common legal problems. He acts as legal advisor on legal issues related to Family law,Healthcare, Real Estate and Education sector.