Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cyber Forensics Polls By Perry4Law And PTLB

In order to ensure better cyber forensics environment in India, Perry4Law and PTLB have been conducting polls to ascertain whether India has sufficient cyber forensics capabilities?

The first poll is available at the cyber forensics in India blog of Perry4Law and immediately below the blog archives segment. Only 5 days are remaining so cast your votes immediately.

The second poll is available at Linkedin under the polls segment. Click to the recent polls and there you would find the poll in this regard. It would be there for a month. Cast your votes immediately.

The result of the polls would be shared by Perry4Law and PTLB with all the stakeholders if sufficient database and information is available in this regard. So kindly vote at these polls and encourage your friends to do it as well.

The result of these polls would also be shared with Indian government with suitable suggestions and recommendation from Perry4Law, PTLB, general public and all stakeholders.

If you need a better legal and judicial system that can fight against growing cyber crimes and cyber attacks against India, kindly do the needful.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cyber Forensics: A Much Needed Skill

Cyber forensics has been long ignored in India for long. Now Indian government has shown some indications that cyber forensics would be considered to be a part of Indian law enforcement requirements.

Cyber forensics is also required to strengthen the cyber security capabilities of India. In fact, a cyber security policy of India is already in pipeline. However, the missing links of cyber security in India and cyber forensics in India are still glaring at the face of governmental claims.

Cyber forensics in India is not in a good shape. In fact, cyber forensics and Indian approach in this regard is not conducive for the long term growth and development of cyber forensics in India.

According to Praveen Dalal, managing partner of ICT law firm Perry4Law and leading techno legal specialist of Asia, Cyber Forensics has not found favour with the Executive, Judiciary, Legislature and the Administrative Branches of India. We have no dedicated Cyber Forensics Laws in India.

Clearly, cyber forensics in India needs rejuvenation and it is for the Indian government to take immediate steps in this regard.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Internet And Human Rights In India

Information and communication technology (ICT) has brought many novel challenges before governments, international organisations and individuals in one form or another. ICT has also introduced many challenges that require an appraisal of the rights and obligations of those using ICT in general and Internet in particular.

Human rights protection in Indian cyberspace is an ignored world. Very few are aware of the importance of this issues and even the mainstream media is ignorant about the importance of safeguarding human rights in cyberspace. This is the reason why the traditional mainstream media is occasionally defeated by social media websites these days.

The position of United Nations and human Rights in cyberspace is still not clear. Naturally, human rights protection in cyberspace is still in the process of contemplation alone. UN must realise that protecting human rights in cyberspace is its solemn duty that it has failed to discharge so far.

In the past as well suggestions have been given by many techno legal experts to UN to ensure protection of human rights in cyberspace. However, this issue seems to be a complicated one as UN is taking lots of time to protect human rights in cyberspace.

The World community on Human Rights, Cyber Law and Cyber Security must start thinking in this direction as issues like Cyber Warfare, Cyber Terrorism, Cyber Espionage, Cyber Crimes, E-Surveillance, Unlawful Interceptions, etc are “Transnational” in nature, says Praveen Dalal, managing partner of New Delhi based law firm Perry4Law and CEO of PTLB and the exclusive Cyberspace Human Rights Protection Centre of India.

Clearly, the United Nations must protect human rights in cyberspace and keep a close watch upon Internet censorship, e-surveillance, human rights violations in cyberspace and similar activities.

Take the example of India. The lawful interception law is needed in India and the same is still missing despite contrary governmental claims. Till now, phone tapping in India is not constitutionally performed. The truth is that big brother in India is violating Indian constitution and even courts are silent on this aspect.

Indian government has been taking many steps that are strengthening its e-surveillance and censorship capabilities without meeting the constitutional requirements. For instance, the central monitoring system project of India,  national cyber coordination centre (NCCC) of India, national intelligence grid (Natgrid), national counter terrorism centre (NCTC) of India, Aadhar project of India, etc are all proposed without any legal framework supervising and justifying their functioning.

It is high time that UN must take notice of such developments worldwide.