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Cyber law requires to Prevent Cyber crime

By Uday India Bureau
Updated: December 12, 2019 11:41 am

Three days international Conference on Cyber law, Cyber crime & Cyber security was orgnised in New Delhi on 20th November.  Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice, Jammu & Kashmir High Court inaugurated the Conference.

Inaugurating the Conference, Justice Gita Mittal highlighted the significance of Internet for societies and the massive misuse of Internet that is emerging across the world.  She particularly also highlighted how the Internet is being used to target the sovereignty of countries which is emerging as big trend that needs to be appropriately addressed.  She focused on the tremendous increase in cyber terror and cyber crime cases and advocated the need for judiciary to adopt more proactive approach towards cyber space related issues and challenges.

Referring to the main theme of the conference being “Tackling Today’s Emerging Regulatory Frontiers- cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things & Blockchain”, Justice Gita Mittal stated that there is a new judicial mindsets to deal with newly emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.  However, she expressed that the Indian judiciary can lead the way. She complimented the work done by the International Conference on Cyber law, Cyber crime & Cyber security and its Director Dr. Pavan Duggal who is a pioneer in the area of Cyber law, Cyber security Law and Artificial Intelligence 3 Law and who is a foremost global authority on Cyber space legal issues.

The conference was further addressed by Alfredo M. Ronchi, General Secretary of the European Commission-MEDICI Framework, who highlighted how from the international perspectives, this conference assumes tremendous significance and why global stakeholders are increasingly looking to this conference not just for latest update on critical issues impacting cyber space but further how this conference has evolved as a manifestation of India’s thought leadership in cyber space.

Lt. Gen. Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India highlighted the cyber security scenarios globally and also from India and further advocated the need for India to adopt proactive approach while dealing with these evolving cyber security challenges and issues.

In the first session, the Conference Director Dr. Pavan Duggal specifically spoke about the evolving legal landscape as far as Cyber law across the world is concerned. He highlighted the distinctive new trends in Cyber law jurisprudence and how there is a need for addressing the same. He specifically addressed the need for expeditious evolving of norms of behavior in cyber space. He highlighted how distinctive national approaches on cyber security can become a predominant approach for regulating security and why there is a distinctive need for coming up with international common denominators to deal with cyber security regulation at global level. He also highlighted various legal challenges that emerging technology like Artificial Intelligence has brought forward to the world at large.

In the session on regulating Artificial Intelligence, various stakeholders discussed on what would be the way forward to come up with appropriate legal principles to enable and further regulate the growth of Artificial Intelligence.

The cybercrime session in the plenary track specifically saw distinctive new kinds and categories of cybercrimes that have evolved and the need for coming up with appropriate regulatory frameworks in this regard.

The session on digital identity specifically highlighted the significance of digital identity and how the same needs to be appropriately protected in today’s transient times. The conference also had distinctive sessions on crypto assets, blockchain, big data, cyber terror, cyber crime capacity building, cyber education and also protecting online reputation. Some of the parallel tracks further focused on industry and public-private-partnership in cyber space and also the need for regulating encryption. It had distinctive sessions on cyber security and outer space and also on cyber peace and cyber war and further had sessions on interception, snooping and monitoring.

The conference were attended by representatives from various countries including Gambia, South Africa, Italy, United States of America, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany and Nepal.

The second day of the conference saw extensive serious discussions

with various stakeholders.  The second day of the conference highlighted the emerging trends of cyber sovereignty and data localization and why there is a need for nations to come up with approaches to protect their own data. The conference specifically talked about darknet, protection of sensitive personal data. One of the most key session attracted the attendees of the conference was fighting to preserve privacy online where the stakeholders noted the distinctive attack on privacy globally and the need for coming up with appropriate strategies to protect and preserve privacy. The issue of

fake news which has become epidemic in India, was extensively discussed and also the topic of social media abuse was analyzed to find out how the potential approaches can be adopted to prevent such misuse in India. The conference also talked about Artificial Intelligence, cybercrime and cyber security.

Other sessions of the conference include norms of behavior in cyber space, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Quantum Computing, protecting children and women in cyber space, attribution, self-regulation, international cooperation in cyber space matters and cyber  citizenship.

The conference had a unique

format where interactivity amongst the panelists and the audience was highlighted. There were immense discussions and debates amongst the participants of the conference on coming up with new approaches on how to deal with newly emerging cyber space issues.

The valedictory session of the Conference was chaired and addressed by Justice Anup Bhambani, Judge, Delhi High Court.  Speaking at the conference, Justice Anup Bhambani highlighted the significance of the conferences like the present one and further highlighted the need for coming up with proactive approaches so that the judiciary can appropriately address nuances pertaining to cyber disputes.

The valedictory session was further addressed by Dr. Gulshan Rai, Former National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India who further highlighted the need for constant preparedness for fighting with cyber security breaches.

By Uday India Bureau



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