The International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity 2018

Cyberlaws.Net and Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates have recently organized a unique and one of the firsts of its kind conference called ‘The International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity 2018’ in New Delhi. The conference saw the congregation of some of the best minds across the world to discuss the intersection of cyberspace issues including Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity.

The inauguration ceremony of the mega event was conducted in the evening of 14th October 2018. Hon’ble Justice Dipak Misra, former Chief Justice of India was the Chief Guest at the occasion who lighted the lamps and opened the event.

Artificial intelligence can be fought by intellectual original intelligence. Some category of people have to be trained in such a way from their very childhood that they can exercise their original intelligence to fight against artificial intelligence. A time has come when the concept of territorial sovereignty and virtual sovereignty has to be adequately understood if you intend to track the cybercrime in cyberspace.

– Hon’ble Justice Dipak Misra
Former Chief Justice of India

Further in the morning of 15th October, the Conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Kurian Joseph, who stressed upon the need for concentrating on emerging legal, policy and regulatory issues concerning cyberspace, and the need for all stakeholders including lawmakers and judiciary to be more aware about the nuances of emerging cyber technologies. He further highlighted the growing necessity for the judiciary to be up-to-date with the latest trends concerning cyberspace as the said issues would be coming before the judiciary for adjudication in the coming times.

The conference director Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, and internationally renowned expert and authority on Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity highlighted the very rapidly evolving yet changing landscape concerning Cyberlaw in the digital ecosystem, and the need for lawmakers and all stakeholders to deal with the legal and policy issues concerning cyberspace in a more effective, holistic and pragmatic manner. He further highlighted the need for nations to come up with dedicated cyber security legislations to deal with increased breaches of cyber security and also emphasized the need for more international work to be done on the attribution of cyber acts. He pointed out the significance of cyber sovereignty and how different nations are adopting different approaches to protect and preserve their cyber security.

An effective way to prevent Cybercrimes is if individuals in the cyberspace are well informed of their rights and remedies, and the possible abuses. I don’t think we have real awareness on the possible misuses or abuses of the cyberspace. It is that awareness that we need to give to the ordinary

                    – Hon’ble Justice Kurian Joseph
Judge, Supreme Court of India

The Conference was organized on a massive scale with dozens of distinct sessions and more than 150 speakers across the world. Various sessions were deliberated on different issues and aspects concerning the subjects of cyberspace.

The Conference further deliberated and came out with the outcome document which highlighted the specific takeaways of the conference. The document mandated various steps that need to be taken by the international and national stakeholders in order to further address legal, policy and regulatory issues concerning cyberspace.

The Valedictory Session of the Conference was addressed by Suresh Chandra, Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India who complimented the conference for its remarkable achievement in contributing to the evolving jurisprudence on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity. He further complimented the deliberations done in the said discussions and called upon much more comprehensive discussions, debates and analysis in the coming times.


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