Friday, November 30, 2012

Indian Crisis Management Plan For Cyber Attacks And Cyber Terrorism

Crisis management plan of India is one of the most important policy requirements. This is so because the threats of cyber attacks, cyber espionage and cyber terrorism are looming large at India. India needs to understand the seriousness of cyber attacks upon its critical infrastructures and cyberspace. To start with, India must formulate a crisis management plan to tackle cyber attacks, cyber terrorism and cyber espionage attempts.

Crisis management plan (CMP) is a measure of readiness to meet uncertainties and future risks and accidents. If we have a good crisis management plan at place, we can minimise the damage and harm to maximum possible extent.

CMP pertaining to information and communication technology (ICT) is an essential part of national ICT policy of India. The other parts of national ICT policy of India are cyber security policy of India, critical infrastructure protection policy of India, critical national infrastructure protection policy of India from cyber attacks, national security policy of India, etc.

Similarly, we must also formulate a cyber security policy for India. With more and more networks and computers are now connected with public utilities and essential public services, cyber security assumes great significance these days. India is also looking forward for mandatory electronic delivery of services. This would increase the risks of cyber attacks upon crucial public delivery systems of India.

The government of India has issues certain guidelines to safeguard Indian cyberspace. According to these guidelines no sensitive information is to be stored on the systems that are connected to Internet. The Government has also claimed to have formulated Crisis Management Plan for countering cyber attacks and cyber terrorism for implementation by all Ministries/ Departments of Central Government, State Governments and their organizations and critical sectors.

The organisations operating critical information infrastructure have been advised to implement information security management practices based on International Standard ISO 27001. Ministries and Departments have been further advised to carry out their IT systems audit regularly to ensure robustness of their systems. Ministry of External Affairs has also issued a comprehensive set of IT security instructions for all users of MEA and periodically updates them on vulnerabilities.

Although the steps taken by Indian government are praiseworthy, they are not sufficient to ward off the sophisticated cyber attacks. The practical implementation of the crisis management plan of India is still missing. With a beginning already taken place, it needs a political will to give it a final shape and help it to reach its final destination.

Source: Cjnews India.

Unconstitutional And Illegal Biometrics Collection Laws And Practices In India

India is passing through one of the “Most Dangerous Periods” for Civil Liberties and Human Rights Protections. No time in the past Indian Citizens were so “Vulnerable” to Human Rights Violations and blatant violation of their Fundamental Rights.

The Constitution of India has conferred many Fundamental Rights upon Indian Citizens and Persons. However, Indian Government is acting in clear “Derogation” of these Fundamental Rights and Human Rights.

Article 21 of Indian Constitution confers Privacy Rights in India to all. Similarly, Article 21 also confers Right to Life and Liberty to all that cannot be taken away except by “Due Process of Law”. Articles 14, 19 and 21 collectively protect against “Arbitrary and Unconstitutional State Actions”.

Despite all these “Protections and Rights” we have Authorities like Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) that is not governed by any Law whatsoever. Similarly, we have provisions pertaining to National Population Register (NPR) of India that are clearly “Unconstitutional”.

We have no dedicated Data Protection Laws in India, Data Security Laws in India, Cyber Security Laws in India, etc. Even the Cyber Law of India, incorporated in the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act 2000), is an “Endemic E-Surveillance Enabling Law” that requires urgent “Repeal”.
Cyber Security in India is also in bad shape and even the Supreme Court of India has chided Indian Government to boost up its Cyber Security to protect National Security of India. National Security and Right to Information in India are on “Crossroads” where the “National Security Card” is very frequently played by Indian Government to deny “Legitimate and Eligible Information” to Indian Citizens.

In all this “Political and Legislative Mess” we have a “Bonus” for Indian Government as well. The Parliamentary Oversight of Intelligence Agencies of India is missing and they are “Not Accountable” to any “Legislative and Parliamentary Scrutiny”.  Intelligence related Projects like National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), Central Monitoring System (CMS) of India, proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) of India, etc have no Parliamentary Approval and Oversight.  

There is no second opinion that collection of “Highly Sensitive Biometric Details” by any Governmental Agency or Authority in such circumstances is not only “Unconstitutional” but is also “Highly Risky” for Life and Liberty of Indian Citizens/Persons. In fact, collection of Biometric Details by UIDAI and NPR are clearly “Unconstitutional and Illegal” and Indian Citizens and Residents can “Refuse” to provide the same no matter what these Authorities and Laws say.

Human Rights Protection in India is at its nadir. Similarly, Civil Liberties Protection in Indian Cyberspace is in doldrums. If we keep on succumbing to the “Pressure Tactics” of Indian Government, the day would be not far when Indian Government would have complete control over our “Body and Soul”.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Techno Legal Thoughts

I have started a new blog titled Techno Legal Thoughts that would discuss issues like cyber law, cyber forensics, cyber security, trainings and education, cyber threats and cyber attacks, etc.

The purpose of this blog is to share short and contemporary techno legal issues from around the globe. I am also expecting that my colleagues from other platforms would also join me in this endeavour.

Kindly visit Techno Legal Thoughts for more details.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Security In India

India's Proposal On International Telecommunications Regulation (ITRs)

So what should be India’s stand during the forthcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) to be held in Dubai next month?

Important issues like Cyber Security, Cyber Forensics, E-Surveillance, Human Rights Protection in Cyberspace, International Cyber Crime Investigation Support, etc must be essential part of the proposed ITRs, suggests Praveen Dalal, managing partner of Perry4Law and CEO of PTLB.

PTLB has launched many effective and dedicated initiatives and projects that would help in achieving the objectives of ITU in general and ITRs in particular. For instance, projects like national cyber security database of India (NCSDI), cyber security research and development centre of India (CSRDCI), cyber forensics research and development centre of India, cyber crimes investigation centre of India, etc are on the lines that ITU has been projecting for long.

See Cjnews India for more.

Indian Cyber Security: Are We Secured Enough?

We must stress upon Acceptable International ICT Policies and Strategies while keeping in mind the Golden Principle that National Security and Human Rights Must Be Reconciled in India and World wide, opines Praveen Dalal managing partner of Perry4Law and CEO of PTLB.

See Cjnews India for more.

International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) And Indian Response

The cyber law of India, incorporated as the information technology act, 2000 (IT Act 2000), has already crossed the limits of constitutionality and reasonableness. In fact, Praveen Dalal, managing partner of Perry4Law and CEO of PTLB, has already shown his dissatisfaction with the proposed IT Act 2008 amendments in the year 2008 itself. Some have even suggested that the cyber law of India should be repealed.

See Cjnews India for more.

Friday, November 23, 2012

User ID De-Activation Form- E- Court

Now e-courts fees payment for judicial purposes has been allowed in New Delhi, India. If you are a user, you can download the user id de-activation form- e- court fees payment for judicial purposes.

User ID Creation Form For ACC- E Courts

Now e-courts fees payment for judicial purposes has been allowed in New Delhi, India. If you are a user, you can download the user id creation form for ACC- E- court fees payment for judicial purposes.

See Legal Enablement Of ICT Systems In India for more.

Application Form For E-Court Officials

Now e-courts fees payment for judicial purposes has been allowed in New Delhi, India. If you are a court official, you can download the application form for court officials-e- court fees payment for judicial purposes.

See Legal Enablement Of ICT Systems In India for more.

Is Google Playing Stupid Or Is IT Actually Stupid?

Of late, Google has started playing ignorant and stupid while handing DMCA complaints. Google is removing the contents of copyright holders and DMCA notice sender instead of the infringer’s posts/search results.

There are many reasons for censoring and manipulation of SERPS, news and blog results by Google.  Further, there are methods that Google uses to filter, manipulate and censor contents.

Google has once again removed the original and copyrighted article instead of removing the copyright infringing material. Our article titled “Cyber Security Capabilities of India Must be Strengthened” has been shifted to draft folder by ignorant employees of Google.

See Websites,Blogs And News Censorship By Google And India for more.

E- Courts Fees Payments For Judicial Purposes In New Delhi India

Most of you may be already well aware that the concepts of e-courts in India and online dispute resolution (ODR) in India are still not adopted in a full fledged manner by Indian government. Of course, private players like Perry4Law and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) have been managing the elite techno legal e-courts consultancy and training centre of India that is the exclusive initiative of its kind in India.

Now the Government of NCT of Delhi will be implementing e- court fees for judicial purposes. E-court fees is an Internet based application that may give the payer convenience of paying court fees without the hassles involved in obtaining physical judicial stamps.

The downloadable forms in this regard are available at:

(1) Application form for court officials,

(2) User id creation form for acc,

(3) User id de-activation form.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Google Is Playing Stupid And Is Winning Too

In this shocking report titled “Is Google Playing Stupid Or Is It Actually Stupid?”, it has been revealed that Google is deliberately deleting the original and copyrighted articles instead of the infringing material.

The report also claims that Google is deliberately playing stupid to harass copyright holders and law abiding people and is giving illegal and unreasonable advantage to the copyright violators.

Clearly, don’t be evil concept of Google has already perished and all that Google is doing is engaging in unethical activities to safeguard its own commercial and other interests.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cyber Law Of India Should Be Repealed

According to Praveen Dalal, managing partner of ICT law firm Perry4Law and CEO of PTLB, IT Act 2000 is more on the side of a collection of “Legal Jargon” than a Law as contemplated by the Constitution of India.

With the Information Technology Amendment Act, 2008 (IT Act 2008), even this Legal Jargon has become a “Legal Nuisance”. The net effect of the IT Act 2008 was that Indian Cyber Law ceased to be a “Reasonable and Constitutional Law”.

Now the only proper course that is left for Indian Government in general and Parliament of India in particular is to “Repeal” the Cyber Law of India and come up with a Decent, Sensible and Constitutional Law.

See ICTPS Blog for more.

Electronic Courts In India

Implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Indian Judiciary and in Indian Courts needs rejuvenation. The successful use of e-governance for Indian e-judiciary model requires a techno-legal e-court framework. We need ICT Training and e-courts training for Indian Judicial System as soon as possible. Further, electronic courts in India must also be supported by active use of online dispute resolution (ODR) in India to reduce backlog of cases. Legal enablement of ICT systems in India is need of the hour.

E-Courts Consultancy And Training Centre Of In India

Establishment and operation of E-Courts require Techno Legal expertise. At Perry4Law, PTLB and PTLITC we take care of the Techno Legal challenges of E-Courts establishment in India and globally.

See E-Courts Consultancy And Training Centre Of In India for more.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Techno Legal Database Of Cyber And Information Security Professionals Of India

National Cyber Security Database of India (NCSDI) is an initiative by Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) to strengthen the Cyber Security Capabilities of India. Our aim is to constitute a Techno Legal Cyber Security Database of India. This Database would work in the direction of fighting against Cyber Threats and Cyber Attacks including Cyber Terrorism Against India, Cyber Warfare Against India, Cyber Espionage Against India, Critical Infrastructure Protection in India, Managing India’s Cyber Security Problems, Issues and Challenges, etc.

See Database Of Cyber Security Professionals In India for more.

Cyber Security Research And Development Centre Of India (CSRDCI)

If you are interested in Techno Legal Cyber Security Issues of India and World Wide, this is the right place to start with. This Platform and Website is managed by Perry4Law, Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) and Perry4Law Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC). This Website is also trying to Consolidate the Cyber Security Initiatives and Projects of PTLB at a single place.

Cyber Law Firms In New Delhi India

Cyber Law of India can be found in the form of Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act 2000). Being a novel and upcoming field, there are very few Cyber Law Firms In India, Cyber Law Lawyers in India, Cyber Law Advocates in India and Cyber Law Legal Firms in India.

Cyber Forensics Research And Development Centre Of India (CFRDCI)

Cyber Forensics in India or Computer Forensics in India must be made an integral part of the Legal and Judicial System of India. Cyber Forensics is also an essential part of Legal Enablement of ICT Systems in India. Cyber Forensics is also integral to ICT Policies and Strategies of India.

See Cyber Forensics Firms And Companies In India for more.

Internet And Cyber Crimes Against Women In India And Applicable Laws

Cyber Crimes against Women in India is at rise. However, in the absence of Cyber Law Awareness in India very few women are aware as to where to file a Compliant or how to pursue a Cyber Crime Case in India.

See Cyber And Hi-Tech Crimes Investigation And Training Centre (CHCIT) Of India for more.

Online Cyber Security, Cyber Forensics, Ethical Hacking And Cyber Law Courses And Trainings In India

This Techno Legal Initiative of Perry4Law, Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC) deals with Cyber Security, Computer Forensics, Ethical Hacking, Network Security and many such Online Techno Legal Courses, Education, Trainings and Skills Development in India and World Wide.

Cyber Terrorism In India And Its Solutions

The traditional concepts and methods of terrorism have taken new dimensions, which are more destructive and deadly in nature. In the age of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) terrorists have acquired an expertise to produce the most deadly combination of weapons and technology, which if not properly safeguarded in due course of time, will take its own toll. The damage so produced would be almost irreversible and most catastrophic in nature. In short, we are facing the worst form of terrorism popularly known as "Cyber Terrorism".

See PTLB Blog for more.

Additional resources:

(1) Cyber Terrorism In India

(2) Cyber Terrorism In India And Its Preparedness

(3) Cyber Terrorism At India

(4) Cyber Terrorism is a National Security Hazard

(5) Cyber Terrorism Against India

Legal Framework For E-Governance In India

Legal enablement of ICT systems in India and legal framework for information society of India are still missing in India. For instance, we have no legal framework for e-courts in India, online dispute resolution in India, mandatory e-governance services in India, etc. Further, we have no dedicated legal framework for cloud computing in India as on date.

Although electronic delivery (e-delivery) of services in India is needed yet in the absence of suitable policies and legal frameworks in this regard, e-delivery of services in India is still a dream.

See Legal Enablement Of ICT Systems In India for more.

Digital Communication Channels For Drugs And Healthcare Products In India

E-commerce in India is booming and pharmaceutical and health care industry is also eying upon the same for greater reach and more profits. However, legal enablement of e-health in India is still missing. In fact, e-health in India is facing legal roadblocks. Till now we do not have any dedicated e-health laws and regulations in India.

See E-Commerce Laws And Regulations In India for more.

Electronic Trading Of Medical Drugs In India

Electronic trading or online shopping of commodities is a fast, efficacious and cost effective method of business and commerce. However, e-trading is not a free ride but is subject to well defined rules and regulations world wide. This is more so regarding pharmaceutical products that require an additional precaution while dealing in an online environment.

We have no dedicated e-commerce laws and regulations in India. However, the basic outline of the same has been laid down in the information technology act 2000 (IT Act 2000). The IT Act 2000 is also the sole cyber law of India that primarily deals with contraventions and offences pertaining to e-commerce and e-trading in India.

See E-Commerce Laws And Regulations In India for more.

Indian Mobile Banking Cyber Security

In this post by zgoldmann, the author has discussed about the state of mobile banking cyber security in India. The author referred to this article about Indian cyber security that portrays one of the fundamental flaws of the tech age we are living in. Technology is moving faster than the rules and laws that may govern it. And even when laws and mandates do catch up with technology it is nearly impossible to make sure everyone complies with them.

This article addresses primarily the fact that Indian Banks have adopted new mobile banking technologies without protecting their customers by ensuring that their security is up to par. This leaves customers at extreme risk. Furthermore, because under the law these crimes have not been put into one specific category (financial or cyber), most banks are just blaming their customers where they can.

From what I can tell even though there are SOME laws and regulations in place about mobile banks, there need to be more and ones that are not redundant. But more than this, it seems as though India needs a regulatory body over mobile banking to ensure that both banks and consumers are fulfilling their duties, and not leaving themselves open to blind attacks. I think if this came into being and was effective, mobile banking would be much more widely accepted in India.

Techno legal experts from India’s exclusive ICT law firm Perry4Law and techno legal institution PTLB have been maintaining that India’s cyber security challenges have become too gruesome to be ignored. Cyber security issues in India have been ignored for too long. Mobile banking cyber security in India is one such aspect of Indian cyber security that has been ignored. It is high time for Indian government to do the needful in this regard.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Intellectual Property (IP) Law Firms In India

Intellectual property rights in India cover different aspects of intellectual property. These include trademark, copyright, patents, geographical indications, semiconductor protection and other such categories.

With the growth of intellectual property in India, the need of intellectual property rights services in India has also increased a lot. There are many good IPRs law firms in India that are catering the requirements of various IPRs holders.

However, Perry4Law is the exclusive techno legal ICT law firm of India that is providing many techno legal services in India of unique nature. These include corporate, technology and IPRs service as well.

With the adoption of Madrid agreement and Madrid protocol by India, trademarks protection in India would be given a new meaning. International registration of trademarks under Madrid agreement and Madrid protocol would also increase in future. Similarly, patents registration in India is another IPR field that is very popular in India.

IP rights are difficult to invent and acquire. Thus, their protection and management must also be taken very seriously. All possible legal recourses must be undertaken to safeguard IP rights in India so that they may not be misused.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Electronic Commerce Legal Firms in India

Entrepreneurs from diverse fields are exploring electronic commerce (e-commerce) in India. This is a good sign but e-commerce laws and regulations in India must also be considered while lunching an e-commerce portal.

As on date we have no dedicated e-commerce laws in India. However, the information technology act, 2000 prescribes Internet intermediaries liability in India. This includes e-commerce portals and they can be held responsible for not following the law of the land. For instance, cyber law due diligence in India is one aspect that all e-commerce site owners must frequently engage in.

There is no doubt that the e-commerce regulatory requirements are techno legal in nature that very few can understand. For instance, Perry4Law is the exclusive techno legal IP and ICT law firm of India and world wide. Among other areas, techno legal services pertaining to e-commerce litigation, consultancy, corporate advisory, IPRs protection, information technology, contract drafting, etc are provided by Perry4Law.

E-commerce players in India must consult some good law firm like Perry4Law before they launch their ambitious projects so that they may not face legal ramifications.

Source: Techno Legal News

Perry4Law-Exclusive ICT Law Firm Of India

Cyber crimes and online frauds are increasing in India. At the same time there is a lack of cyber law awareness in India. Even cyber crimes against women in India are at steep rise. On top of it we have few cyber law firms in India and almost nil ICT law firms in India.

The only exception can be found in the form of Perry4Law that is the exclusive techno legal corporate, intellectual property and ICT law firm of India and world wide. The techno legal cyber law, cyber forensics and cyber security expertise of Perry4Law is world renowned.

In a highly competitive and inter connected world, India cannot afford to take cyber law issues casually. In the absence of adequate cyber and techno legal skills in India, very few people and firms can take up and manage cyber law and ICT related issues.

Global ICT law firms like Perry4Law are helping in bridging the gap between developed nations and countries like India where there are very few cyber law firms operating. We expect more from global ICT and cyber law firm like Perry4Law in future.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Techno Legal Law Firms In India

Techno legal fields are difficult to manage. This is the reason there are selective techno legal service providers in India. even in the legal field, this lack of expertise is very evident.

For instance, there are hardly any full fledged cyber law firms in India, cyber security law firms in India, cyber forensics law firms in India, etc. even research and development in the techno legal fields is very limited and is done by few institutions.

In order to improve techno legal skills in India, we have to develop more trainings and courses for various stakeholders. Online cyber security and network security courses in India, ethical hacking, cyber and network forensics trainings in India must be given more emphasis.

Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) is the exclusive techno legal online trainings, education and courses provider in India. The e-learning platform of PTLB is providing such techno legal trainings, education and courses world wide.

Those interested in such techno legal trainings, courses and education of PTLB must see the virtual legal education campus in India and techno legal e-learning centre of PTLB.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cyber Forensics Research And Development Centre Of India (CFRDCI)

Cyber forensics requires application of both technical and legal mind to a situation. If either of them is missing, the entire purpose of cyber forensics exercise would be frustrated. Cyber forensics also requires a greater degree of care and expertise as compared to electronic discovery whose purposes may be limited in nature.

See Cyber Forensics Research And Development Centre Of India (CFRDCI) for more.

E-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.

See E-Courts In India for more.

Online Dispute Resolution In India

Legal Issues Of Online Banking In India

Internet banking risks in India are high and even RBI acknowledged risks of e-banking in India.  Despite this position, banks in India are ignoring the cyber security due diligence requirements prescribed by RBI. The online banking risks in India have increased tremendously due to this position.

See Legal Issues Of Internet Banking In India for more.

Internet Banking Frauds In India

Cyber security of banks in India is also not upto the mark. The mobile banking cyber security in India is also missing. The preventive measures for ATM frauds in India are also missing. The truth is that Indian banks are poor at cyber security. The online banking risks in India are increasing due to this indifference towards cyber security.

See Internet Banking Frauds In India for more.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Defensive And Offensive Cyber Security Capabilities Of India

There are many glaring cyber security problems of India and challenges and the chief among them is to protect the critical infrastructure of India that is dependent upon information technology. Cyber security issues in India like cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, cyber espionage, critical infrastructure protection, etc cannot be ignored by Indian government any more.

The cyber security reflections of India have not shown a good picture about India. We have no dedicated cyber security laws in India as well. Indian critical infrastructures are vulnerable to cyber attacks and we must ensure sufficient cyber security for the same. We at Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) are managing some very effective techno legal cyber security in initiatives in India.

The Glaring Cyber Security Problems And Issues Of India

It is very difficult to predict the future cyber security issues in India or in other nations. Even it is very difficult to analyse all the cyber security issues, challenges and problems of India and other jurisdictions.

However, one thing is for sure. Cyber security challenges in India are going to increase with the advent of sophisticated malware like Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame, Shamoon, etc. These customised malware are targeting the critical infrastructures around the world. To tackle these malware, cyber security capabilities in India must be strengthened.

Computer Forensics Firms And Companies In India

The importance of cyber forensics for India cannot be underestimated by any person or institution. In the present volatile environment of information technology, cyber forensics investigation solutions in India are much needed. In these circumstances, cyber forensics in India or computer forensics in India must be made part and parcel of ICT policy of India.

Cyber forensics is a domain specific field that requires good amount of skills and expertise to manage. Keeping this in mind, the cyber forensics skills development in India must be ensured as soon as possible. Online cyber forensics courses in India must be encouraged to fill the skill gap in this field.

Perry4Law is the exclusive techno legal cyber forensics law firm of India and world wide. Even the exclusive techno legal cyber forensics research and development centre of India (CFRDCI) and cyber and hi-tech crimes investigation and training centre (CHCIT) of India are managed by Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB). In future more is expected from market leaders like Perry4Law and PTLB.

Source: Techno Legal News