Dr. Pavan Duggal, Founder & Chairman

Dr. Pavan Duggal, is the Founder & Chairman of International Commission on Cyber Security Law. He is also the President of Cyberlaws.Net and has been working in the pioneering area of Cyber Law, Cyber Security Law & Mobile Law. While a practicing Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Dr. Pavan Duggal has made an immense impact with an international reputation as an Expert and Authority on Cyber Law, Cyber Security Law and E-commerce law.

Dr.  Duggal has been acknowledged as one of the top 4 Cyber Lawyers around the world.

WDD [World Domain Day] recognises him as one of the top 10 Cyber Lawyers around the world.

His empanelment as a consultant to UNCTAD and UNESCAP on Cyber Law and Cyber Crime respectively, membership of the AFACT Legal Working Group of the UN / CEFAT, consulting as an expert with the Council Of Europe on Cyber Crime, inclusion in the Board of Experts of European Commission’s Dr. E-commerce and his work as an expert authority on a Cyber Law primer for E-ASEAN Task Force and as a reviewer for Asian Development Bank speaks volumes of his worldwide acceptance as an authority. Pavan is the President of Cyberlaw Asia, Asia’s pioneering organization committed to the passing of dynamic cyber laws in the Asian continent. Dr Duggal is also a member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Panel of Neutrals.

As an internationally renowned Cyber law and Cyber security subject expert, at the world stage during the High-Level Policy Statement delivered by him at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNESCO, UNCTAD & UNDP in Geneva, Switzerland from 25th May – 29th May, 2015. Pavan Duggal has recommended the need for coming up with an International Convention on Cyberlaw & Cyber Security.

As a thought leader, Dr. Duggal has suggested that India requires a new legislation that is wholly dedicated to cyber security.

Dr Duggal has been the Member of the Public Interest Registry’s.Org Advisory Council. He is a member of ICT policy and governance working group of the UNICT taskforce. He is the legal and policy Consultant to Internet Mark 2 Project, which is examining the next level of internet. He has been invited to be an Associated Fellow of the Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law and Policy (CAPTEL) at Singapore. He is a Member of Panel of Arbitrators of the Regional Centre for Arbitration, Kuala Lumpur and Asian Domain Names Dispute Resolution Centre at Hong Kong. He is a Panel Member Of Permanent Monitoring Panel For Information Security-World Federation Of Scientists.

He has been associated with the Ministry Of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India on Cyber Law and Electronic Governance legal issues and is a member of Advisory Committee on e-governance in Karnataka constituted by the Government of Karnataka. As also a member of Information Forensic Working Group on E-Information Systems, Security and Audit Association.

Dr. Duggal is a member of Multi – Stakeholder Steering Group of the Asia Pacific Region Internet Governance Forum (APRIGF)

He heads his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates, which has practice areas, amongst others, in Cyber Law, Business Process Outsourcing Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology Law, Information Security Law, Defence, Biotech and Corporate Law.

While he has been a member of the Nominating Committee, Membership Advisory Committee and Membership Implementation Task Force of ICANNPavan is also the President of Cyberlaws.Net, which is Internet’s first ever-unique Cyber Law consultancy.

In addition to that, he is the founder of the Cyber Law Association and is also the Founder-President, Cyberlaw India.

Some outstanding pioneering work in the field of BPO legal issues has resulted in his being a member of the BPO Steering Committee of ASSOCHAM. Today, he advises a number of BPO concerns on different legal issues relating to outsourcing. Pavan was the Chairman of the Cyber Law Committee of ASSOCHAM and works closely with CII and FICCI.

Dr. Duggal is a regular on the lecture circuit. He has spoken at over 2000 Conferences, Seminars and Workshops in the last seven years, and has lectured extensively in select Law Colleges.

Pavan has authored many books in the field of Cyberlaw, Intellectual Property Rights and E-Commerce. His writings cover various growing areas of concern and trends in the above mentioned fields. He has penned 105 books and e-books which include the following:-

    1. Cyber Security Law
    2. Cyber Security Law (Paperback)
    3. As Cyber Security Law Develops
    4. As Cyber Security Law Develops (Paperback)
    5. Cyber Security Law Thoughts On IoT, AI & Blockchain
    6. Cyber Security Law Thoughts On IoT, AI & Blockchain (Paperback)
    7. Cyber Security Law – The China Approach
    8. Anti-Terrorism Law – Approach In China
    9. New Cybersecurity Law of China
    10. Russian Data Localization Law & Cyber Security
    11. Vietnam Cyber Security Law
    12. Belarus Crypto Currency Law – An Analysis
    13. Belarus Crypto Currency Law – An Analysis (Paperback)
    14. Australian Anti-Encryption Law & Cyber Security
    15. Cyberlaw Approaches For Africa
    16. Indian National Cyber Security Policy-A Legal Analysis
    17. Corporate Boards & Cyber Security – New Age Legal Responsibilities
    18. Cyber Sovereignty & Cyberlaw
    19. Cyber Radicalization & Cyberlaw
    20. Artificial Intelligence Law
    21. Artificial Intelligence Law (Paperback)
    22. Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security Law
    23. Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security Law (Paperback)
    24. Artificial Intelligence, Cybercrimes & Cyberlaw
    25. Artificial Intelligence, Cybercrimes & Cyberlaw (Paperback)
    26. Blockchain Contracts & Cyberlaw
    27. Blockchain Law – A Primer
    28. Blockchain Law – A Primer (Paperback)
    29. Internet Of Things & Law
    30. Big Data & Cyberlaw – A Basic Primer
    31. Darknet, Anonymity & Law
    32. Darknet & Law
    33. Wearable Tech & Law
    34. GDPR, Data Localization & Indian Corporates
    35. Quantum Computing Law
    36. 3D Printing And The Law
    37. WhatsApp Law
    38. WhatsApp & Indian Cyberlaw
    39. Crypto Assets, Crypto-Currencies & Cyberlaw
    40. Fake News & Cyberlaw
    41. Cyber Ethics 4.0: Serving Humanity with Values (Globethics.Net Global)
    42. Cyberlaw- The Indian Perspective
    43. Cyber Law – An Exhaustive Section Wise Commentary On The Information Technology Act Along With Rules, Regulations, Policies, Notifications Etc (First Edition)
    44. Cyber Law – An Exhaustive Section Wise Commentary on the Information Technology Act along with Rules, Regulations, Policies, Notifications Etc (Second Edition)
    45. Data Protection Law
    46. Data Protection Law In India
    47. Cyber Legal Regime In India
    48. Law on Aadhaar
    49. Indian Biometric Identity, Authentication & Law
    50. Biometric Confidentiality, Security & Indian Law
    51. Biometric Crimes – Regulation In India
    52. India’s Demonetization, Cashless Economy & Cyberlaw Challenges
    53. Law Of Intermediaries In India
    54. Law Of Intermediaries
    55. Supreme Court On Indian Cyberlaw
    56. Mobile Law – 1st Edition
    57. Mobile Law – 2nd Edition
    58. Mobile Law – 3rd Edition
    59. Mobile Privacy & Law
    60. Cyber Terrorism In Mobile Ecosystem – A Legal Viewpoint
    61. Indian Digital Law – 12 Years Of Experience
    62. Mobile Misuse And The Law
    63. Telecom Service Providers & Legal Liability- An Indian Overview
    64. Cyber Frauds, Cybercrimes & Law In India
    65. Mobile Crime & Mobile Law
    66. Mobile Apps & Mobile Law
    67. Mobile Banking & Mobile Law
    68. Mobile Law & Social Media In India
    69. Mobile Payments & Mobile Law
    70. Authentication In Mobility – A Legal Viewpoint
    71. Child Protection In Mobile Paradigm
    72. Confidential Information On Mobiles – Some Legal Issues
    73. Crimes In Mobile Ecosystem – A Legal Outlook
    74. Law Relating To Ipads, Tablets, Smart Phones & Smart Devices
    75. Mobile Law- An International Outlook
    76. Mobile Law In India
    77. .IN Domains And The Law
    78. Law Of Contracts & Use Of Mobile Devices
    79. Law Of Business Process Outsourcing
    80. ASSOCHAM Handbook “Co-Production & IPR Regime In India”
    81. Intellectual Property Rights In Mobile Ecosystem – A Legal View
    82. Legal Framework On Electronic Commerce & IPR In Cyberspace
    83. Appification Of Society And The Law
    84. BYOD And The Law
    85. Cloud Computing Legal Issues
    86. Law Of Offensive Electronic Content
    87. Text Book On Cyberlaw, First Edition
    88. Text Book On Cyberlaw, Second Edition
    89. TRIPS & Intellectual Property Rights In India
    90. Exploring Intellectual Property Rights In Cyberspace
    91. Cyberlaw, Free Speech & Privacy
    92. Electronic Commerce – Some Online Legalities
    93. Electronic Commerce & Cyberlaw – Some Facets
    94. Electronic Evidence Law In India- An Overview
    95. Judicial And Practical Approaches To Electronic Evidence Law In India
    96. Indian Law on E-Evidence
    97. Indian Law on E-Evidence (Paperback)
    98. Outsourcing Contracts – Some Insights
    99. Social Media & Mobile Law – Some Emerging Challenges
    100. Electronic Interception Law In India
    101. Cyber Laws – Indira Gandhi National Open University
    102. Law Relating To Sensitive Personal Information In India
    103. Cyberlaw In India – An Analysis
    104. The Law Of Convergence – An Analysis
    105. Regulating Spam Published 

Not only has Pavan Duggal written the above books, he has also contributed chapters on numerous aspects of Cyberlaw and E-commerce in various books which have been edited by other distinguished personalities. Among such books, a few are mentioned below:

  1. Net Ch@kra published by Digital Empowerment Foundation. Pavan has written a chapter describing the experience of the India in the first decade of the working of its Cyberlaw- The Information Technology Act, 2000 and has also penned the success achieved and challenges faced by the Information Technology Act, 2000 along with the experiences gained in the actual working of the said legislation.
  1. Cybercrime: the challenge in Asia, Edited by Rodrick Broadhurst and Peter Grabosky published in Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2005.(http://www.amazon.co.uk/books/dp/toc/9622097359 and  https://library.villanova.edu/Find/Record/676086/Details)
  1. Pavan Duggal has authored a chapter in the book The State, IT and Development published by SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd (http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book228818/toc)
  1. He has also authored a chapter in the book Global Mobile-Applications and Innovations for the Worldwide Mobile Ecosystem edited by Peter A. Bruck and Madanmohan Rao (http://books.infotoday.com/books/Global-Mobile.shtml#ixzz2Y3JxZaPQ)
  2. Pavan Duggal has contributed a chapter in the book on Cybercrime Jurisdictions published by Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
  1. Pavan Duggal has written 4 units for IGNOU’s course, PGDIS, on Cyberlaw
Dr. Pavan Duggal, Founder & Chairman
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