Dr. Pavan Duggal- Founder

Dr. Pavan Duggal- Founder of Cyber Security Laws.net

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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 
  106.  

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

Pavan Duggal’s contribution to the growth of Cyber law has been immense. This is recognized by various international entities.

“The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2005/06, recommends Pavan Duggal, lawyer with Superb Reputation, in the Specialist IP Firms category”

The Asia Pacific Legal 500- the Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms

2005/ 2006

The Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2005/06- the Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms included Pavan Duggal Associates in the Specialist IP Firms category and quoted as follows:

“Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates advises various corporations on their complex IP matters in the context of the electronic medium.  Pavan Duggal, has a superb reputation amongst fellow lawyers, and is the first port of call for many who require advice on cyber law matters.”

“Cyber-lawyer par excellence ”

The Asia Pacific Legal 500- the Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms

2005/ 2006

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2005/06 – The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms, in the Dispute Resolution category, included Pavan Duggal and quoted as below:

“Pavan Duggal is a cyber –lawyer par excellence at nice IP/IT outfit Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates, a firm which has notched up a string of outstanding achievements in recent years, including representing the complainant in India’s first case of cyber crime conviction, and acting for the plaintiff in one of Asia’s first cases of cyber defamation.”

“Leading Individuals-IT and Telecommunications (2005/06)”

The Asia Pacific Legal 500- the Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms

2005/ 2006

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2005/06 – The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firmsincluded Pavan Duggal, Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates as a leading individual in “Leading Individuals- IT and Telecommunication” category.

“Leading Individuals-TMT (2010/ 2011)”

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific- the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2010/ 2011

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2010/11- the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included Pavan Duggal, Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates as a leading individual in “Leading Individuals- TMT” category.

“The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession, 2010/ 2011, Recommends Pavan Duggal for Data Protection Matters”

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2010/ 2011

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2010/11- the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included in the TMT category and quoted as below:

“Niche technology law firm Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates advises clients across a range of cutting-edge technology issues.  Managing partner Pavan Duggal has secured various orders from the Delhi High Court in relation to data protection matters.”

“Leading Individuals-TMT (2012)”

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2012

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2012- the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included Pavan Duggal, Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates as a leading individual in “Leading Individuals- TMT” category.

“The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession (2012) Recommends Pavan Duggal, lawyer with considerable repute, for cyber law and e-commerce

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2012

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2012- the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates as a leading individual in “TMT” category and quoted as under:

“Niche technology firm Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates handles contentious and advisory work but ‘excels at IT litigation’ and, in the form of managing partner Pavan Duggal, has a practitioner of ‘considerable repute’ for cyber law and e-commerce.  Recent highlights include securing a landmark judgment regarding the privacy of information stored on a laptop.”

“The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession (2013)Recommends Pavan Duggal as a Cyber Law Expert”

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2013

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included Pavan Duggal Associates in the Intellectual Property category and quoted as:

“Niche technology firm Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates’ IP practice focuses on emerging technologies and their relationship with existing IT law.  Pavan Duggal is an expert on cyber law and e-commerce law.”

“Leading Individuals-TMT (2013)”

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2013

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included Pavan Duggal, Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates as a Leading individual in “Leading Individuals-TMT” category.

“Leading Lawyers (2014)”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014’s guide to outstanding lawyers in Asia Pacific

2014

Pavan Duggal has been listed in the “Leading Lawyers” list under the TMT and the Intellectual Property category.

“The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2014 Recommends Pavan Duggal for Intellectual Property and TMT”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014’s guide to outstanding lawyers in Asia Pacific

2014

Pavan Duggal ha been recommended by The Legal 500, Asia Pacific editorial in the following practice areas:

Intellectual property, New Delhi

TMT, New Delhi

Pavan 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.

Pavan Duggal Associates

“The Asia Pacific Legal 500- the Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms, 2006/07, Recommends Pavan Duggal Associates among Intellectual Property Firms”

The Asia Pacific Legal 500- the Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms

2006/ 2007

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 2006-2007 – The Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms included Pavan Duggal Associates in the Intellectual Property category, which focused on boutique IP practices, which dominate much of the market for standalone IP work, and only includes full service firms where IP is a core practice area, and quoted as below:-

“Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates is the first port of call for many in terms of cases involving data theft, usually companies that have experienced theft of confidential or commercially sensitive information by former employees.”

 “The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession, 2012, Recommends Pavan Duggal Associates in the Intellectual Property Category”

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2012

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2012- the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included in the Intellectual Property category and quoted:

 “Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates’ niche lies in its cyber law expertise.”

“The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession, 2013, Recommends Pavan Duggal Associates under the TMT category”

 The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession

2013

The Legal 500, Asia Pacific – the Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession included Pavan Duggal Associates in the TMT category and quoted as under:

“As a niche technology firm, Pavan Duggal Associates Advocates is a rare commodity in the market, and accordingly excels in cyber law and e-commerce matters alongside more standard contentious and advisory matters.  Managing partner Pavan Duggal is praised for his IT litigation expertise.”

Legal 500 has observed that Pavan Duggal has a superb reputation amongst fellow lawyers, and is the first port of call for many who require advice on cyber law matters.