The Largest Collection of Legal Titles Online

EBC Webstore is India’s largest online store for legal products offering real-time information on over 3 lakh+ titles of law books and other related materials in print, electronic, and web formats. Starting its operation in 2005, the EBC Webstore is dedicated to providing reliable, secure, powerful, and simple solutions to all your legal requirements. The EBC Webstore offers a wide range of Legal Commentaries, Student Texts, Bare Acts, Digests, Books, Journals, eBooks, and eProducts as well as publications in fields allied to law.

We have all bases covered

EBC Webstore offers online payment through multiple dedicated Payment Gateways with 3D secure authentication. It has partnered with leading courier companies such as DHL, FedEx, BlueDart etc. to provide express and ground courier shipments including Cash on Delivery, Priority Express Mail and Bulk shipments to India and international countries.

In today’s digital life, it is imperative that the information we seek is available across an array of devices that now run our lives. To facilitate more convenient access to EBC Webstore, it has now been made mobile-friendly, and accessible on tablets and phones. This provides readers with all the site’s interactive functionality on a mobile browser in a faster, user-friendly way.

Most comprehensive collection of titles

Titles on legal as well as general topics related to law

EBC Webstore boasts titles of interest to its varied readership – from classic readings on various subjects to engrossing biographies and autobiographies of renowned personalities. It also provides you access to the Entrance Exam Series to guide you on various exams of not only law courses such as LL.B., LL.M., C.A., C.S., I.C.W.A., etc. but also for judicial positions all across India. Also featured are highly authoritative and standard publications on various disciplines.

Titles of over 500 + publishers

EBC Webstore has partnered with all the major Indian publishers and international chains. This not only makes EBC Webstore a one-stop shop for hundreds of thousands of books on several subjects but also multiple books by different authors for a particular subject. Thus, the customers will find one place that they are looking for. Further, this feature provides the added benefit of consolidated shipment, specifically relevant to our international customers.

EBC Webstore also provides an extensive collection of titles on international law like European Law, English Law, Singapore Law, etc. This wide range of publications provides an in-depth knowledge of subjects relating to international law.

Subscription to all major National and International Journals

Subscription to a comprehensive range of subject-wise, country, and state law reports and journals are also available to provide you with the best of case law and statutory law. Renowned law reports offered include Supreme Court Cases, All India Reporter, Criminal Law Journal, SCC (Criminal), Business Law Reports, SCC (Labour & Services), SCC (Civil), and ICLR’s English Law Reports.

Some of the state journals such as Gujarat Law Reporter, Gauhati Law Reports, Andhra Pradesh Legal Decisions, Jharkhand High Court Reports, etc., and country journals such as Pakistan Criminal Journal are featured. Journals dedicated to specific subjects of law such as Air and Space Law, Arbitration, Banking, and Business, keep you updated with the current developments in the respective areas. Subscription to and issues of the legal magazine The Practical Lawyer is available to update you on the latest legal news, happenings & updates.


eBooks available on EBC Webstore can be read on a dedicated reader app, EBC Reader. The EBC Reader is available free of cost on Apple App Store, Google Play Store & on the web and is compatible with iOS, Android, and web platforms. It allows you to read eBooks, eMagazines, and eJournals from EBC Webstore in a simple, easy-to-use, and immersive format. It is a hassle-free means of having your entire legal library with you all the time.

EBC Reader has 200+ commentaries, textbooks, bare acts, journals, magazines, and titles of general interest in eBook format. These increasingly popular eBooks save your valuable time, and money and can be easily carried into your devices without worrying about weight or storage space. Download your favourite eBooks immediately upon purchase and read them effortlessly across any of your iOS, Android devices & on a laptop/desktop using the web version.

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More than books

EBC Webstore offers various online publications that include web-based databases and CD-Rom-based databases, like SCC Online® Web Edition and SCC Online Case Finder®.

The SCC Online® Web Edition uses authentic and reliable data to create a powerful legal research resource. It contains more than 270 databases, over 2.7 million documents, and over 12.5 million pages. This legal tool helps you complete the research quickly and more conveniently.

SCC Online Case Finder® information databases and search program on CD-ROM is a proven source for quick retrieval of case-law precedents. Trusted by thousands of practitioners for nearly two decades, SCC Online Case Finder® on CD-ROM is a tried and trusted legal research database for Indian and English law that never lets you down!


How online legal libraries are revolutionizing legal research in India

In the digital era, the legal landscape is undergoing a transformative shift, with the traditional methods of legal research and access to legal resources being replaced by online platforms. One such significant development is the advent of online legal eLibraries in India. These comprehensive digital responsibilities offer a vast collection of legal materials, including judgments, statutes, legal commentaries, journals, and much more. As legal professionals and researchers increasingly embrace the convenience and efficiency of digital platforms, it becomes crucial to understand the numerous advantages that online legal eLibraries offer in India.

The article highlights ten compelling reasons why individuals, law firms, and educational institutions should consider opting for an online legal eLibrary in India. By harnessing the power of technology, these platforms bring forth the wealth of legal information at one’s fingertips, revolutionizing the way legal research is conducted. From accessibility and cost-effectiveness to real-time updates and advanced search capabilities, the benefits of online legal eLibraries are vast and far-reaching.

By leveraging these platforms, legal professionals can streamline their research processes, enhance the quality of their work, and stay updated with the latest developments in the legal field. Moreover, law students can access a vast range of resources to support their studies and delve deeper into their chosen areas of interest.

Reasons to choose online legal elibrary in India

Let us explore these reasons in detail, shedding light on the transformative impact that online legal eLibraries have in India-

Access to a vast collection of legal resources– An online legal eLibrary in India provides access to an extensive collection of legal resources, including statutes, case law, legal journals, commentaries, and legal textbooks. It allows you to explore a wide range of materials conveniently from a single platform. Just like EBC Reader eLibrary containing 1100+ Volumes of famous legal titles.

Cost-effective– Online legal eLibraries often offer subscription-based models, which are generally more cost-effective than purchasing individual legal books or journals. It eliminates the need to invest in physical copies and provides access to a wealth of legal information at a fraction of the cost. EBC Reader Platinum Edition will cost you less than 5% of the cost of a physical library.

Time-saving– With an online legal eLibrary, you can save significant time on research. Instead of physically searching through multiple books or journals, you can use the search feature to quickly find relevant information within seconds. This streamlines the research process and increases efficiency. With the help of EBC Reader’s State-of-the-Art and user-friendly tools, one can save an ample amount of time on routine research work.

Always up-to-date– Legal information is constantly evolving, with new cases, statutes, and amendments being introduced regularly. Online legal eLibraries ensure that you have access to the most up-to-date legal materials. They are frequently updated, ensuring you have access to the latest legal developments. With the help of EBC Reader’s Auto Updation & Auto Addition feature, your library is always updated.

Convenience and accessibility– Online legal eLibraries are accessible anytime, anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. Whether you are at the office, at home, or on the go, you can access legal resources on your computer, laptop, or mobile device. This convenience allows for flexible studying and research. EBC Reader’s eLibrary works offline too and enables its users to read the downloaded volumes, Bare Acts, Digests, etc.

Advanced search functionalities– EBC Reader eLibrary provides advanced search features that allow you to refine your searches and find precise information. Its Advanced Search feature enables a user to think of a topic they want to search for, and within seconds, they will know where to read about it within books, bare acts, notes, and annotations.

Collaborative features– Many online legal eLibraries offer collaborative features, enabling lawyers, researchers, and students to share annotations, comments, and research findings. This fosters collaboration and knowledge-sharing among legal professionals, enhancing the learning experience.

Anonymity and confidentiality– Online legal eLibraries provide a level of anonymity and confidentiality. You can conduct research privately without the need to disclose your identity or purpose. This can be particularly beneficial when conducting sensitive research or working on confidential cases.

Cross-referencing and citation management– Online legal eLibraries often include cross-referencing features that allow you to navigate between related materials easily. Additionally, they often provide citation management tools, making citing legal resources in your research papers, articles, or court filings easier. Just like EBC Reader’s eBooks are cross-linked with the SCC Online*.

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The future is online– Digital devices have made our life better. Everything is moving from physical or offline to the screens of our devices. We are ordering food to household items online, and even now we are studying online. That’s why the EBC group launched EBC Reader, the most advanced legal eLibrary to deliver their users a 24×7 service all across the globe.

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Why is Data Protection the need of the hour?


“Data is the pollution problem of the information age, and protecting privacy is the environmental challenge”

Bruce Schneier

It is an undeniable fact that after the advent of the Digital India program, India with its 450 million internet users has entered the “information age”. India is now on the path to becoming a world economy with a growth rate of 7-8%, and a promising future for all the tech companies and global players. The 21st century has seen a massive rise in the use of information and information technology, and India with its billion-plus population has well recognized the need and significance of promoting digital literacy and information protection.

Linking digital economy with personal data

Ever wondered why privacy concerns have been raised only recently? The answer is obvious. Every single transaction or activity on the internet involves some sort of data transaction. This data, at most times, involves some personal data of an individual. Take for example the newer markets and companies that have come up. These work essentially on the data provided by various parties/users. Their business model is based on the personal data and information provided by the users and it is only with these data that these companies actually work. Consider these facts:

  • Uber and Ola do not have their own vehicle fleet;
  • Facebook and Instagram, the most widely renowned content and media creators create no content;
  • E-commerce platform like Alibaba has no inventory of their own;
  • Airbnb owns no real estate;
  • Zomato and Swiggy do not prepare their own food.

Does this click a bell? That’s the reason it is often said that if it’s free, then you’re the product. These platforms often operate based on the data which is provided by their users to use the services. It is the data that we provide which is of interest. Now how this data is used, stored, and processed by the internet companies is what involves privacy concerns and calls for a legal framework of data protection.

Importance of data protection

Have you ever wondered what happens to the data and information that we provide these companies without reading their terms and conditions and data handling policies? The answer depends on a case-to-case basis. But if there is no policy in place, or if the user gives permission to the companies without reading all the terms (Given our natural tendency to skip the lengthy legal documents and hit “I accept the terms and Conditions”), there are chances of the data being misused or sold to third parties. It’s not that all companies would necessarily do it, but the possibility of this happening cannot be ruled out.

While sharing this data makes our lives easier by giving us access to essential services, however, unregulated and arbitrary use of data by organizations, be it private or governmental, has raised serious concerns related to privacy. Even the Supreme Court of India has recognized the right to privacy as a fundamental right.[1] Various committees have been formed to look into the aspect of data protection and privacy concerns. The objective is to “ensure the growth of the digital economy while keeping the personal data of citizens secure and protected.”   

What should an ideal legal framework address? 

Broadly speaking, there are a lot of issues to be addressed. Since this would affect a large number of people and probably future generations too, a robust, effective, and practical solution is required. Fundamentally, the ideal legal framework should address the following two concerns:

  • How to keep the data of citizens protected and prevent its misuse?
  • How to make a regime that would embrace data-driven innovation and entrepreneurship?

It is pertinent to state here that the Data Protection Bill/Act should incorporate provisions that are required more explicitly to avoid any backdoor entry. While the focus of the legislation should be individual autonomy and protection, the same should not be fundamentally detrimental for companies to devoid them of any growth or profit. A cue can be taken from the data protection legislation of other countries to evaluate how various provisions work out in reality and what would fit the Indian scenario in practical terms.

The upcoming data protection regulations also increase the existing scope of data protection in India. As per the existing Section 43 of the Information Technology Act, 2008, “Where a body corporate, possessing, dealing or handling any sensitive personal data or information in a computer resource which it owns, controls or operates, is negligent in implementing and maintaining reasonable security practices and procedures and thereby causes wrongful loss or wrongful gain to any person, such body corporate shall be liable to pay damages by way of compensation, to the person so affected.”

The upcoming Data protection regime will widen the scope by offering a comprehensive data protection framework that shall apply to the processing of personal data by any means, and to processing activities carried out by both the Government as well as the private entities- not only the Body Corporate.[2]

Pillars of data protection

We are on the verge of having our first data protection law. In order to be effective, a data protection framework must be rested on the following pillars:

  • Consent-based approach: Every expression on the internet or which is made to any party should have free and meaningful consent in order for it to be truly autonomous.
  • Data minimization: Data should be used only for the purpose for which it is acquired/provided and nothing else. Even the data should be used sparingly and only when absolutely necessary.
  • Fixing accountability and liability: The person or organization handling the data shall be held responsible for protecting the data from any breach or unauthorized use. It should be held accountable for data processing and storage.
  • Effective Enforcement: The enforcement agencies should be capable and must have adequate statutory authority to take swift and prompt action to address breaches of data protection provisions.
  • Deterrent penalties: The penalties should provide adequate safeguards against the offenders to have a deterrent effect in a real sense.


The data protection bill is in the pipeline and might take some time to become law. A lot of homework has been done and it is expected that the final deliberated version would address all the concerns effectively and would be at par with expectations. Till the time, it is important to understand the implications of sharing personal information online, how it can be (mis)used and if the benefit of such sharing is more than the risks involved. Though the tables have turned in the recent past and companies are acknowledging their fault and working on making their systems safer. The ethical issues involved are also well known and we hope to see a change in the near future. Whether or not it happens, prevention is always better than cure. The next time you visit a website or use an application, be extra cautious of the information you share. Don’t share what’s not necessary (For instance, why give the gallery access to a food delivery app?). Use common sense, and stay safe!

Relevant Commentaries on Data Protection

[1] K.S. Puttaswamy and Anr. v. Union of India and Ors., Writ Petition (Civil) No. 494 of 2012.

[2] Kindly refer to