INBA Organizes a round table discussion on Legislative Gaps In The Cyber Era


Roundtable on Legislative Gaps In The Cyber Era

With the above background a think-tank interaction of around 100 nos of accredited reputed In-house counsel, CISOs, Lawyers, Privacy Professionals, Senior Corporate officials, Partners of Tier I Law Firms, Investors and CEO’s of Fortune 500 Companies navigated the complex and business issues involved in India/ abroad in an enriching Round Table Discussion ably assisted by INBA team comprising Kaviraj Singh, Secretary General, Mr. S. Ramaswamy, Chair, General Counsel Section, Tabrez Ahmad, Chair, Public Law Section, Salman Waris, Chair, IT Law Section, Santanu Mukherjee, Chair, IPR Section, Nachiket Joshi, Convener, Uk Chapter.

The aim of the interaction was with the objective to aid India and enable it to compete internationally with countries like U.S., Singapore, Germany, UK etc. as a true international leader in technology.

Highlighting the need for a review of the existing regulatory measure Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, MP Lok Sabha, Chief Guest of the round Table Discussion shared some of her personal experiences and commented that in this connected World how should the Cyber world operate. She also highlighted the Role Government is playing in addressing the serious issues relating to Cyber Security.

In his inaugural speech introducing the topic Mr. S. Ramaswamy, Chair, General Counsel Section, observed that Man created Computers as Tool to aid Technology and while it has ushered in a revolution in the Technology field, it has also become a target for Cyber Crimes and the world today is seized of legal issues relating to Internet i.e Technology in Cyberspace. He also called for that this interaction today will address the need for Cyberlaw on Cyber Crime within National Jurisdiction of Countries and unify them in their common goal of fighting Cyber Crime.

Mr Sanjay Kaushik, Managing Partner, Netrika Consulting highlighted the need for one single jurisdiction across the country and also stressed on the need for a fresh look at cyberlaw on an ongoing Basis as also create laws having single window clearances, need for Trainings. Mr. Chander M. Lall, Managing Partner, Singh & Singh Lall& Sethi, stressed on Laws relating to Data Security. He emphasized on delegation on Cybersecurity. Also highlighted on the fact that Big Brands are being coerced to pay to remain on Top in the Internet world for Indexing Services by Service Providers matter which the Supreme Court is Seized of.

Majority of Professionals shared views and suggestions ranging from standards for data localization, whether IT act is equipped to handle Cyber crime under Sec 43 A, Need for a look at Privacy Bill, data protection, Identity theft, Encryption Policy, E mails need to be verified, Acts to be Co-Related, Training & awareness of Judges, How a Cloud Report indicates that Top 24 Countries control 80% of the Market, adoption of Global framework, addressing the Legislative Gaps, issues relating to E Commerce & their websites, Sync of Cyberlaws with Civil Laws, recognition of software as a regulatory business/ service, Integration between cross border rules & regulations to name a few.

“Series of major initiatives by both, the Law Makers (Govt. of India) and the Judiciary (Supreme Court) recognize the imperative need for developing a culture for appreciation of the issues involved with cybercrimes and the law in India” observed Mr. Salman Waris, Partner, TechLegis, Advocates & Solicitors and Chair, IT Law Section, INBA in his concluding remarks.

Mr. S. Ramaswamy Chair, GC Section in his closing remarks thanked Hon’ble Mr. KTS Tulsi, Senior Advocate, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha for his constant encouragement & support in both the programs held in parliament as also for his contribution and to Mr. Kaviraj Singh, Secretary General INBA along with other INBA functionary.

In the end the inaugural Booklet INBA ViewPoint pursuant to the round-table discussion on “How to promote Arbitration and Mediation in India” held on 11th February ,2016 at this very venue was unveiled by Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, MP Lok Sabha, Chief Guest in the presence of all present followed by photo session & High Tea.

The event organized by INBA was supported by Singh & Singh Lall& Sethi, Netrika Consulting, TechLegis Advocates & Solicitors & Medhaadvisors.

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