Cyberlaw: An Asian Perspective, Cyberlaw Asia, Pavan Duggal Associates

Cyber legal, policy and regulatory frameworks impacting Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in Asia and in India

The confluence of Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity is bringing forward various sensitive challenges for countries across the world. Challenges become even more complicated in Asia, where not only the biggest e-commerce markets exist, but also where mobile web is continuing to grow at a very rapid pace.

The proposed session will look at cyber legal, policy and regulatory issues impacting cybercrime and cybersecurity in Asia and in India. 

Various speakers from different stakeholders will be present to analyse emerging challenges in the confluence of Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity; more so given the advent of mobile web, in Asia and India.  The session will concentrate on identifying existing challenges, and the current levels of readiness of countries - such as India and other countries in Asia – to deal with those challenges related to Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity. Furthermore, the session will describe future focal areas/points which need to be emphasized by stakeholders, both state and non-state, in order to deal with complicated issues pertaining to Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity.  This session will also identify some of the practical nuances that Asian and Indian perspectives bring to the table, which are completely different from those occurring in Europe and in America.  This session will also analyse the role of all stakeholders in identifying, creating and effectively implementing legal, policy and regulatory frameworks concerning Cybercrime and Cybersecurity.

Speakers / panellists


  • Mr Tim Unwin, CTO
  • Mr Ram Narain, DDG, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India 
  • Mr Pablo, APNIC
  • Ms Francesca Bosco, UNICRI
  • Mr Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme Court of India & President, Cyberlaws.Net
Session's link to WSIS Action Lines
  • C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • C4. Capacity building
  • C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
  • C6. Enabling environment
  • C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • C11. International and regional cooperation
Session's link to the Sustainable Development Process

The session aims at identifying Cybercrime legal frameworks principles impacting cybercrime legislations, and the need for updating them in order to incorporate newly emerging cybercrimes and mobile crimes; it is therefore linked to the Sustainable Development Process.

The session also aims at exploring and identifying common principles regarding international frameworks, which will help facilitating international cooperation between member countries on promoting the preservation and protection of cyber security. In this manner, the session will be linked to the Sustainable Development Process.

Session 184
  • Monday 25 May,
  • Room C1, ITU Tower
  • Thematic Workshop

WSIS Forum 2015 | Innovating Together: Enabling ICTs for Sustainable Development
25–29 May 2015, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland