Sunday, September 30, 2012

Electronic Courts In India

There is no second opinion that establishment of electronic courts in India is need of the hour. Technology can bring diverse advantages to the ailing judicial system of India. However, establishment of e-courts in India require techno legal expertise that is presently missing in India.

For instance, the exclusive techno legal e-courts consultancy and training centre of India is managed by Perry4Law and PTLB. Unfortunately, so far neither Perry4Law nor PTLB is extending their domain specific and techno legal expertise to Indian e-court project.

Naturally, e-courts project of India has failed to become a success and till now all India has been able to do is computerisation of few functions of traditional courts.

Similarly, on the front of online dispute resolution (ODR) as well India is lagging far behind than its international counterparts.

It is high time for Indian government to establish e-courts in India as soon as possible. Mere computerisation of few aspects would not serve the purpose as has been made clear by the increasing backlog of cases in India.

Either we can keep on fooling ourselves by announcing that we have e-courts in India or we must engage techno legal experts like Perry4Law and PTLB to do the actual ground work in this regard.

Cyber Security In India

Recently cyber security for power energy and utilities in India was under consideration. In fact, power grids cyber security in India and its challenges has emerged as special area of concern for India. We have to stress upon defending our power and critical infrastructures keeping in mind the cyber security issues and challenges in India.

According to experts, there are numerous cyber security challenges in India that are still unredressed. Further, India's cyber security challenges are unique to Indian conditions and they require local treatment and solutions. Cyber security issues in India require a dedicated effort on the part of Indian stakeholders. Even the cyber security firms, companies and consultants in India must be pro active.

Finally, cyber security skills and capabilities development in India must be ensured. We have to develop more online cyber security courses in India on the lines suggested by PTLB.

PTLB e-learning platform is the exclusive techno legal online education, training and skills development initiative of India. It is helping in cyber security skills development in India and world wide. Let us hope that Indian government would seek more active and direct collaboration with techno legal leaders like Perry4Law and PTLB to strengthen cyber security of India.

Google Is Engaging In Illegal Blogs Censorship In India

Google has been filtering and censoring blogs in India for long. As per the latest post of the dedicated blog analysing censorship and blocking by Google in India, Google has once again censored and demoted more blogs in India. Not only blogs but even news articles have been frequently censored by Google in India.

This exercise of Google is not only against its own motto of do not be evil but is also against civil liberties like speech and expression. Further, there is a complete lack of transparency in Google’s actions.

Clearly, commercial interests and personal agenda have found favour with Google and it is manipulating with search results and blogs placement in its search engine.

According to the blog post, the following websites have been demoted and subjected to manual action penalty by Google without any reason and justification:

(1) Cyber Forensics In India

(2) Cyber Security In India

(3) E-Discovery Services In India

(4) E-Commerce Laws And Regulations In India

(5) Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB)

(6) Corporate Laws In India

(7) Techno Legal Online Dispute Resolution Services

Even the resource titled International ICT Policies and Strategies seems to have been censored by Google.

It is high time to ask Google to clarify its censorship stand in India.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

E-Courts In India

Electronic courts (e-courts) have assumed great importance these days. The benefits of technology to reduce arrears of cases and to enhance transparency and accountability cannot be ignored any more.

Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) have done tremendous work in this crucial direction. In fact, Perry4Law and PTLB have been providing the exclusive techno legal services pertaining to e-courts in India.

In this post we are covering some of the landmark and crucial works undertaken by Perry4Law and PTLB in this regard. These are:

We hope that all stakeholders would find these resource useful.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Technical Skills Development In India

India is facing a mammoth task of imparting skills to its young generation so that unemployed youths can be accommodated in various segments of the employment system of India. With the educational system of India on the verge of collapse, skills development in India is needed as soon as possible.

Skills development in India and the vocational education and training system of India must be strengthened. Wherever Indian government lacks the necessary expertise, help of private sector must be taken. Further, online skills development in India must be encouraged to impart skills and trainings to maximum number of candidates.

Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) are the leading techno legal skills and trainings providers of India. Perry4Law and PTLB are providing exclusive techno legal skills development in India and world wide. The techno legal trainings of Perry4Law and PTLB are provided in an online environment and through distance learning mode so that both national and international students can be accommodated there.

Perry4Law and PTLB are world renowned for ensuring skill development in India for technical education. They provide the most extensive technical and technological skills development In India.  

If you are interested in technical education and skill development in India in general and any techno legal courses of PTLB in particular, you can fill the application form that can be downloaded from here. Additional information in this regard can be found here.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cloud Computing Legal Environment

The legal regime of cloud computing in India is still not codified. Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) have provided enough techno legal materials to codify the cloud computing legal framework in India.

We have compiled a list of these techno legal research works of Perry4Law and PTLB so that cloud computing stakeholders in India can have a ready reference in this regard. According to us, the following works of Perry4Law and PTLB must be read by all concerned:

(1) E-Discovery For Cloud Computing In India

(2) Legal And Regulatory Issues Of Cloud Computing In India

(3) Is Cloud Computing A Viable Solution In India?

(4) Cloud Computing Training In India By PTLB

(5) Legal Risks Of Cloud Computing In India

(6) Cloud Computing in India Is Still Not Trusted

(7) Legal Issues Of Cloud Computing In India

(8) Cloud Computing: A New Landmine For Privacy In India

(9) Cloud Computing Security In India

(10) Legal Framework For Cloud Computing In India

(11) Cloud Computing Regulations In India Missing

(12) Cloud Computing Policy Of India

(13) India Is Not Ready For M-Governance And Cloud Computing

(14) Cloud Computing Due Diligence In India

(15) Cloud Computing Training And Courses In India

(16) Virtualisation, Cloud Solutions And Encryption Usage In India

(17) Regulatory Framework For Cloud Computing In India

(18) Cloud Computing in India Is Risky

(19) India Should Not Use SaaS For Crucial Governmental Functions

(20) Infosys And CII Endorsed Opinion Of Perry4Law On Cloud Computing Regulation

(21) Cloud Computing Policy Of India

(22) Should India Use Cloud Computing?

(23) Cyber Security Of Social Networks And Cloud Computing

We hope cloud computing players in India would find these resources useful.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Google and Indian Government Censoring Radia Tapes News

Once again Google is censoring news in India. Once again Google is trying to prevent the dirty linen of Indian government from being displayed publically. However, neither Google nor Indian government can hide corruption, scams and controversies as they cannot curb the online media as per their own political interests.  

According to the latest alert by the exclusive blog on censorship initiatives of Google and Indian government, Google has once again obliged Indian government by succumbing to its censorship request. Thus, Google continues to censor news in India on behalf of Indian government.

Google has censored the news item titled “Radia Tapes, Ratan Tata’s Privacy, Fundamental Rights and Public Interest” on 05-09-2012. At the time of writing of this article on 06-09-2012, the news item is still censored. Even the posts pertaining to this disclosure at censorship blog and other blogs have been manipulated and censored by Google.

We would come up with more updates in this regard very soon. Further, we also plan to provide a consolidated post covering all these articles at a single place so that it can be circulated to maximum number of individuals.

Radia Tapes Related News Censored By Google

Indian government has a strange method to deal with corruption. Instead of elimination of corruption, the Indian government tries to eliminate corruption exposing news. This is not new for us as we have been facing censorship at the hands of Google and Indian government for long.

As per the latest alert by the exclusive blog on censorship initiatives of Google and Indian government, Google has once again obliged Indian government by becoming its censorship buddy. Thus, Google continues to censor news in India on behalf of Indian government.

Google has censored the news item titled “Radia Tapes, Ratan Tata’s Privacy, Fundamental Rights and Public Interest” on 05-09-2012. It seems the Indian government has become too fussy about disclosing the source of leaks of Radia tapes. The Supreme Court of India has been asking for long about the source of leak, but Indian government does not care. In the end we would never know who leaked the tapes.

This censorship act has another important aspect attached to it. By censoring the news regarding demands for strengthening and preserving public interest, Indian government is also indirectly trying to manipulate proceeding at the Supreme Court. This is clearly against the rights provided by Indian constitution.

According to Praveen Dalal, leading techno legal expert of Asia and managing partner of ICT law firm Perry4Law, “The Indian Constitutional Scheme is based upon “Balance of Rights” and no right is absolute in nature. In case of conflict between two Fundamental Rights, the Fundamental Right that strengthens and substantiate the Public Interest should prevail”. Hence if there is a conflict between Right to Privacy and Right to Information/know, information can be disclosed in certain circumstances to substantiate and strengthen Public Interest, opines Dalal. 

Thus, the present censorship act is not only violative of our freedom of speech and expression but also our right to information. Similarly, it is also a direct attempt to curb public interest so that corruption related activities remain under cover. We will update all on this issue very soon. We also expect that Supreme Court of India would take note of these negative tactics of Google and Indian government.