CURRICULUM VITAE OF PAVAN DUGGAL
Pavan Duggal is a practising Advocate in the Supreme Court of India at New
Delhi, having specialized in the newly emerging field of Cyberlaw & E-Commerce
law in the last few years.
An internationally renowned expert and authority on Cyberlaw, Pavan has also
the credit of having done pioneering work in the field of Convergence Law.
He is the Founder President of Cyberlaw Asia, Asia’s pioneering organization
committed to the passing of dynamic cyberlaws in the Asian continent. Cyberlaw
Asia is engaged in the process of creating greater awareness about Cyberlaws in
different countries of Asia.
Pavan has been associated with UNESCO on Ethical, Legal, and Societal
Challenges of Cyberspace in Asia and the Pacific.
He is Member of Membership Advisory Committee of The Internet Corporation
for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He is also member of the
Membership Implementation Task Force (MITF) of ICANN and is involved in the
legal issues of At Large Membership of this global body.
Pavan is a member of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Arbitration and Mediation Centre Panel of Neutrals. He has taken an active part
in the regional deliberations at Hyderabad relating to the Domain Names Policy
formulation undertaken by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
He is the consultant to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia
and the Pacific (UNESCAP) on the Asia Pacific Conference on Cybercrime and
Information Security 2002.
Pavan is the member of AFACT Legal Working Group of UN/CEFACT.
Pavan is the President of Cyberlaws.Net, The Cyberlaw Consultancy, which is
Internet's unique and first ever consultancy dedicated exclusively to the new field
of Cyberlaws. He is engaged in providing online consultancy relating to various
issues of Cyberlaws and E-commerce.
He is advising the Controller of Certifying Authorities, Ministry of Information
Technology, Government of India on issues concerning the Indian Cyberlaw
namely, The Information Technology Act, 2000. He is also the Member of the IT
Act Legal Advisory Group constituted by the Controller of Certifying Authorities.
Pavan Duggal has testified before the Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee
on Information Technology, on the Communication Convergence Bill, 2001.
At present, he is handling various newly emerging Cyberlaw litigations and
Pavan is the Founder of The Cyberlaw Association, Internet’s pioneering
association dedicated to the growth of Cyberlaws in cyberspace.
He has been associated with the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) and United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP).
He is the Founder of Cyberarbitration, an online system of alternative dispute
He is the Founder of CyberlawIndia, an organization committed to the passing of
dynamic cyberlaws in India. Cyberlawindia is membership based and is engaged
in the process of creating greater awareness about Cyberlaws in India.
Pavan Duggal is also the exclusive contributor on India’s only vortal on Cyberlaw
in India being Cyberlaw India at www.cyberlawindia.com.
He is member of Inter-Ministerial Working Group of Cyber Law and Cyber
Forensics of Government of India.
He is associated with Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India on
legal issues of Electronic Governance.
He is the author of the book entitled “Cyberlaw – The Indian Perspective”.
Pavan is the visiting faculty for Cyberlaw at the National Police Academy,
Hyderabad, SEMCOM, Gujarat and Indian Law Institute, Delhi.
He has conceptualize and taught a comprehensive course on Cybercrime, for the
Bureau of Police Research & Development, Ministry of Home Affairs,
Government of India.
Pavan is associated with NASSCOM, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and
Indo German Chambers of Commerce (IGCC), All India Management
Association (AIMA) on various Cyberlaw and E-Commerce law issues.
He is the Cyberlaw correspondent for the Global Legal Publication JURIST: The
Legal Education Network.
He is a prolific writer and speaks at numerous International Cyberlaw Forums.
In addition, Pavan is the only Cyberlaw content provider and columnist with the
leading Indian IT Portal being ZDNETINDIA at www.zdnetindia.com . He is
regularly contributing special articles on Cyberlaw in his monthly column on the
website ITSpace.com. Pavan has a weekly column “Cyberlaw and You” at
He is already contributing interactive features on the subject in various leading
newspapers of the country. Pavan writes the weekly Sunday interactive cyberlaw
column entitled ”Brief Cases” in The Economic Times. He also writes for The
Financial Express, The Telegraph and others.
Pavan has been interviewed by various television channels on Cyberlaw, like
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Star Television, Star News, Zee
News, Sahara TV and Doordarshan. He has also given an exclusive interview on
Cyberlaw to BBC Radio.
He has been invited as a distinguished speaker on various issues of Cyberlaw at
numerous International Internet Fora, conferences and exhibitions like India
Internet World, 1998, 1999 & 2000 at New Delhi, E-biz-2000, E-BizIndia-2000,
E-Governance Conference, Apricot 1999 at Singapore and Regional Meeting of
Infoethics (UNESCO), 2000 at Beijing.
Pavan has been invited as a speaker on Cyber Terrorism at the 11 th Annual
AMIC conference in Perth, Australia. He was also plenary speaker at the
Regional Seminar on the Root Causes of Terrorism and the Role of Youth
organized by the World Youth Foundation on the subject of Cybercrime and
Cyber Terrorism. He was invited by the Mauritian Management Association to
conduct the first of its kind seminar on Cyberlaw in Mauritius in August 2002.
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