Tuesday, July 20, 2010

E-Discovery Law In India

E-discovery law in India has still to be enacted. Although India has the cyber law of India incorporated in the form of information technology act 2000 (IT Act 2000) yet it is far from being sufficient for cyber forensics and e-discovery purposes.

Cyber forensics is different from E-Discovery, Digital Recovery or other synonymous terms. Cyber Forensics primarily caters the "Legal Requirements" whereas E-Discovery meets the requirements of private individuals and organisations.

In India we have an exclusive techno legal e-discovery research, training and educational centre. The same is managed by the Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) segment of Perry4Law.

E-discovery issues are posing problems before the law enforcement officials, lawyers and judges in India. They find it real difficult to deal with these techno legal issues. Although these stakeholders are comfortable with traditional evidence issues yet when it comes to e-discovery or digital evidencing in India they are almost clueless.

There is an urgent need of training of police officers, lawyers and judges in crucial techno legal fields.