International Convention on Cyber law & Cyber Security


Dr. Pavan Duggal, one of the world’s finest minds on #cyber #legal jurisprudence and one of the top four #Cyberlawyers in the world, has presented at the world stage, the need for coming up with an #International #Convention on #Cyberlaw & #Cyber Security. He made these recommendations, as a 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. The relevant portion of Dr. Pavan Duggal’s speech wherein he has underlined the need for International Convention on Cyber law & Cyber Security is as follows:

  • It is recommended that an appropriate International Convention on #Cyberlaw & Cybersecurity should be drawn up.
  • This should not be highly complex containing highly complicated statements, instead it should consist of universally accepted principles and norms which have been accepted across the world and which can inform the respective #national #policies in Cyber law and Cyber security.
  • The said #International #Convention on Cyber law & Cyber security needs to be broad, generic and engulf within its own self, broad universally accepted parameters and minimum common agreed denominator principles and building blocks impacting Cyber law and Cyber security.
  • The WSIS Forum 2015 workshop on Cyber law An Asian Perspective has unanimously recommended about the need for such an International Convention. The said workshop has recommended that ITU initiates a working group for the purposes of determining the scope of issues and focus areas to be covered in the said International Convention on Cyber law & Cyber security.
  • The International Convention on Cyber law & Cyber security is an impending need of the times, would indeed be path-breaking and would immensely help to clarify the evolving jurisprudence pertaining to Cyber law & Cyber security. In addition, the Commission can also have a committee.