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Profiles in Leadership: Dr. Pavan Duggal

Advocate Duggal Discusses Why Legal Frameworks Do Not Match the Speed of Technology
Pavan Duggal, advocate, Supreme Court of India

How has cybersecurity technology evolved, and are legal frameworks keeping pace with the evolution? Dr. Pavan Duggal, an advocate at the Supreme Court of India and chairman of the International Commission for Cyber Law, shares his journey and talks about his passions.

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Speaking about his career trajectory, Duggal says, "I consider myself still to be a student. Every day is a new day, and because the technology is evolving, the law has to catch up." Elaborating on his passion, he adds that it's been a constant learning. Technology is ruthless and moving at a fascinating speed, almost like the speed of light, and the legal frameworks are inadequate to deal with the same, Duggal says.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group conducted as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series at ISMG's Cybersecurity Summit in New Delhi, Duggal discusses how he advised the Indian parliamentarians about the need for the new cyber legislation in the country and offers insights on:

  • Why cybersecurity is a shared responsibility;
  • How to manage the need for capacity building in the cyber law domain, and what are the relevant cybersecurity courses the industry needs today;
  • How cyber law has grown as a discipline across the technology spectrum.

Duggal is also the founder and conference director of the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity and the president of Cyberlaws.Net. He has held several leadership roles in cybersecurity law and mobile law.

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About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.

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