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Centre for Information Communication Technology and Law


Mission

The Centre for Information Communication Technology and Law (CICTL) aims to be a centre for excellence in generating and disseminating the knowledge concerning the interrelationship between technology and law across the globe.

Objectives

  • To explore the opportunities and challenges in the information society and provide legal and policy solutions
  • To serve as a platform to bring together experts, leaders and researchers from the technical and legal domain
  • To undertake, promote and disseminate core law and policy research in the techno-legal field
  • To work in collaboration with national and international research centres, global academia, international, governmental and non-governmental organizations and the tech industry
  • To offer consultancy services to a variety of sectors including the legal professionals, private industry, non-profit and public agencies in the techno-legal field


Activities of the Centre

1. CICTL Snippets November 2021

2. MINISTRIES AND DEPARTMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT DEALING WITH VARIOUS ASPECTS OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

3. LAWS AND REGULATIONS DEALING WITH VARIOUS ASPECTS OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

4. Newsletter - Issue 1

5. Newsletter - Issue 2



Events of the Centre

1. Techno-Legal Awareness Series

Since the inception of the Centre, the team is focused on spreading awareness and enabling people to be safe from potential threats of the internet. It has been publishing articles and uploading posts highlighting various challenges posed by the technology such as numerous malware scams, cyber offences, Dos and Donts, latest policy amendments or technology news and lastly, simplified texts of legal doctrines and numerous terminologies. The series can be viewed on social media handles of the Centre – Instagram Iinkedin and Facebook

2. Internship Opportunity for Undergraduate Law Students

3. Certificate programme for young professionals on Cyber Law

Speakers:
Adv. Prashant Mali – Founder & President - Cyber Law Consulting (Advocates & Attorneys),
Dr. Rakesh Goyal, MD SYSMAN Computers, Mumbai
Mr. Balsingh Rajput, IPS SP Cyber Cell, Mumbai,
Mr. Vaibhav Sakhare, Senior Dihital Forensic Analyst at Pelorus Technologies Pvt Ltd Mumbai
Dr. Anand Raut, Assistant Professor (Law), MNLU Mumbai.

4. Guest Lecture by Adv. Prashant Mali on Regulating Cyberspace

5. Webinar on Apposite method of Dispute Resolution Post Covid-19

The Centre had invited Kristi Harrington (Ret. Judge, South Carolina, Supreme Court) for a webinar session to scrutinize the apposite method of dispute resolution post pandemic crisis, from a judge’s perspective.

6. International Symposium on Regulating Online Platforms

The Centre had conducted an international symposium in collaboration with one of the most prestigious French universities, Paris Nanterre University, and renowned German University, University of Potsdam. The conference was to assess the challenges posed by the online platforms in the forms of cyber offences, competition concerns, privacy issues, threats to national security, etc.

The speakers were:

- Louis-Charles Viossat (Former Social Adviser to Prime Minister of France)
- Stephanie Rohlfing (Professor, Paris Nanterre University)
- Kerstin Peglow (Professor, Paris Nanterre University)
- RegisLanneau (Senior Lecturer, Paris Nanterre University)
- Katharina de Resseguier (German Lawyer)
- Arnaud See (Professor, University of Potsdam)
- Geraldine Demme (Lecturer, Paris Nanterre University)

7. International e-Conference on Internet of Things and Law

The Centre had organized a two-day international e-conference on the theme of ‘Internet of Things.’ The conference was organized with robust educational content with the aim of engaging in sharing of knowledge and discussions on current issues and building relations between academicians and professionals engaged in the subject.

The speakers were:

- Prof. (Dr.) Clemens Arzt (Professor, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany)
- Dr. Balsing Rajput (DCP, Mumbai Police and, Chevening Cyber Security Fellow)
- Dr. Pavan Duggal (Advocate, Supreme Court of India, and Head, Artificial Intelligence Law Hub)
- Prof. (Dr.) Holger Sutschet (Professor, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
- Bhupesh Daheria (CEO, Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security & Telecommunication)
- Dr. A. Nagarathna (Coordinator, Advanced Centre on Research, Development & Training in Cyber Law and Forensics)
- Stephanie Rohlfing (Professor, Paris Nanterre University)
- Dr. Debarati Halder (Advocate, Cyber Victim Counsellor)