Digital India And Aadhaar Related Critical Policy Suggestions And Views Of Praveen Dalal

Praveen Dalal, Managing Partner Of Perry4law And Cyber Law ExpertDigital India is a promising initiative of Indian Government. However, like any new and good project, Digital India is also suffering from many shortcomings and weaknesses. It is imperative on the part of Indian Government to remove these limitations of Digital India project instead of suppressing the same. It is also important that any critical view or suggestion regarding Digital India project must not be either suppressed or censored by Indian Government or technology platforms like Google, Twitter, etc.

There are many critical opinions regarding Aadhaar and Digital India projects. It is believed that by clubbing the digital India project with Aadhaar, Indian Government has made Digital India the digital panopticon of India.

There are also many reported cases of censorship activities of Google and Twitter in India. The dissenting tweets and posts regarding Digital India were censored by both Google and Twitter repeatedly. It would be better if these companies would respect civil liberties in cyberspace in the future.

This post is sharing the critical and other views and recommendations of Praveen Dalal regarding Digital India and Aadhaar Projects that have been shared at Twitter for public at large but are not easy to find due to censorship activities. These are as follows:

(1) Use Of ICT For Women Empowerment In India Is A Belated But Good Step Under Digital India. My Opinion (2006). Source: UNPAN (PDF),

(2) Digital India Project Is Good But It Must Be Supplemented With Robust Cyber Security In Advance,

(3) Twitter Continues Censoring Digital India Related Dissenting Tweets. Source: Perry4Law News Centre,

(4) Google Is Manipulating Timestamp Of Digital India Related Dissenting News To Remove Them From Latest News Results. Source: Perry4Law News Centre,

(5) Exploring Digital India By Riding Upon M-Governance And Ignoring Shortcomings Of E-Governance And Aadhaar Is A Risky Step That Should Be Avoided,

(6) Now Google Is Flexing Its Censorship Muscles For Digital India Related Critical Tweets– Source: Perry4Law News Centre,

(7) It Is Good That Budget 2015 Has Given Importance To Digital India. Now The Govt Must Work In The Direction Of Making It Successful,

(8) The Biggest Problem Of Digital India Project Is That It Lacks A Clear Cut Policy And Implementation Plan,

(9) Twitter Is Censoring Dissenting Digital India Related Tweets In Real Time– Source: Cjnews India,

(10) E-Surveillance Projects Of India Need Parliamentary Oversight And Judicial Scrutiny– Source: CLPIC,

(11) Unconstitutional And Illegal Biometrics Collection Laws And Practices In India– Source: CEPHRC,

(12) Aadhaar Is Not A Welfare Project But An E-Surveillance Project Of Highest Nature– Source: Privacy Laws In India,

(13) Digital India Project Of India Is Heading For Rough Waters– Source: Perry4Law News Centre,

(14) Central Govt Lied To Supreme Court By Telling Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Its Services,

(15) Digital India Is Biggest Panopticon Of Human Race The Moment It Is Clubbed With E-Surveillance Tool Named Aadhaar, Source: Privacy Laws In India,

(16) Would You Like Your Children To Be Digitally Tagged Forever? If Not, Protest Against Aadhaar And Stop Its Use,

(17) Digital India By Making Aadhaar Compulsory And Illegally Clubbing It With E-Services Is Controlling Your Digital Life,

(18) Shortcomings Of Digital India Project Of India– Source: Perry4Law News Centre,

(19) Digital India Project Of India Is Heading For Rough Waters– Source: Perry4Law News Centre

(20) Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Government Services: Central Government To SC– Source: Perry4Law News Centre,

(21) Modi Govt Should Not Risk Wonderful Concepts Like Digital India, Made In India And Digital Locker By Clubbing Them With Aadhaar. Bad Idea,

(22) Supreme Court Must Immediately Impose An Interim Stay On States/Centre That Are/Is Making Aadhaar Compulsory,

(23) Supreme Court Must Immediately Declare Aadhaar Project As Unconstitutional– Source: CLPIC

(24) It Is Surprising How People Can Be So Docile About Aadhaar And How Central Govt Can Fool Supreme Court So Easily With False Statements,

(25) Digital Locker Is A Legal Project Based Upon Illegal Technology Named Aadhaar- What An Irony, etc.

This consolidate list would provide a readymade reference list of all Digital India and Aadhaar related critical views and opinions of Praveen Dalal at a single place. We hope our readers would find this post and these tweets useful and productive.

Source: IIPS.

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CBSE Directs Schools To Establish Anti Bullying Committee

CBSE Directs Schools To Establish Anti Bullying CommitteeBullying and cyber bullying have become very common among school children in India. However, there are very few schools that have provided an institutional mechanism to deal with the same. Just like ragging in colleges, bullying and cyber bullying needs urgent attention of all stakeholders including schools, parents and Indian government.

Working in this direction, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued CBSE Guidelines for Prevention of Bullying and Ragging in Schools 9th March 2015, Reg: (D.O. No. 12-19/2012-RMSA-I) (PDF). As per the guidelines, CBSE has directed all its affiliated schools to form an anti-bullying committee. The committee should comprise of vice-principal, a senior teacher, school doctor, counsellor, parent-teacher representative, school management representative, legal representative and peer educators.

According to Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB), school children in India must be suitably educated about cyber issues like cyber bullying. Protecting children in cyberspace is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders, including Indian government. At a time when Indian government is adopting Digital India project, our society at large is required to take care of our children while they use Internet and information and communication technology (ICT).

Similarly, Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research and Development in India (CECSRDI) has also recommended that the Digital India initiative of India must also include cyber security awareness for children within its objectives to protect our young generation.

This move of CBSE would go a long way in maintaining a disciplined environment in school and its cyberspace. However, CBSE must ensure that its guidelines are properly implemented in schools by insisting upon “compliance reports”, opines PTLB.

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Perry4Law Leads In Cyber Forensics And Cyber Security Legal Practice Worldwide

Perry4Law Leads In Cyber Forensics And Cyber Security Legal Practice WorldwideWhen we hear of fields like cyber security and cyber forensics, technology companies come to our mind. As the demands of clients have significantly increased, many non traditional professionals have also started providing services in these areas. One such professional branch is legal fraternity that has started providing services for areas like forensics audit, cyber forensics, cyber security, e-discovery, etc.

In the year 2002, Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) was established and its segment Perry4Law Law Firm is the first and exclusive techno legal law firm of India. With more than a decade experience, P4LO and Perry4Law Law Firm have catered the needs of national and international clients in various techno legal fields.

Perry4Law has set a trend for cyber forensics and cyber security legal practice worldwide through its domain specific and highly specialised techno legal services. Its research works are frequently cited by scholars at national and international levels. What is more amazing is the establishment of dedicated online resources in the fields of Cyber Law, Cyber Security, Cyber Forensics, E-Discovery, Telecom Laws,  Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Corporate Laws, etc.

Praveen Dalal, managing partner of Perry4Law Law Firm and P4LO and leading techno legal expert of Asia, is a strong advocate of Civil Liberties Protection in Cyberspace. He believes that Human Rights Protection in Cyberspace must be Internationally Recognised. He also believes that E-Surveillance Projects of India need Parliamentary Oversight and Judicial Scrutiny.

Dalal is also a strong advocate of cyber and data security.  No Client would be happy if its/his/her confidential and sensitive documents are obtained through cracking/hacking the Law Firm Website or Database, opines Dalal. Perry4Law Law Firm uses the “Best Cyber Security Practices” recommended by International Organisations, informs Dalal.

P4LO has been providing various techno legal trends since 2006. Recently released techno legal trends include cyber forensics trends and developments in India 2014- Part 1, cyber security developments in India 2014 and cyber security trends of India 2015, cyber law developments in India 2014, telecom related developments in India 2014, etc.

With international level of techno legal expertise, P4LO and Perry4Law Law Firm are class apart and world leaders in techno legal services. Other Law Firms of India must also start providing services in techno legal fields if they have the requisite expertise in this regard.

Source: Cyber Security In India.

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Techno Legal Updates Of India 09-03-2015 By PTLB

Techno Legal Updates Of India 09-03-2015 By PTLBThis is a roundup by Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) of the recent national and international events, news and views. The roundup includes fields like cyber law, cyber security, digital India, skills development and trainings, e-mail policy of India, censorship by Google and Twitter of dissenting digital India related topics, etc.

The detailed roundup is as follows:

(a) Online Card Games: Online card games in India are still legally risky in the absence of any clear cut position from the Supreme Court of India and Indian government. The issue is pending before the Supreme Court of India and it may take some more years before the issues would be finally resolved. As on date, the online card games websites in India are in limbo and in state of legal uncertainty.

(b) Skills Development: The need to develop skills in India has been reiterated once again by PTLB especially for the law enforcement and intelligence agencies of India. There is also a possibility that United States agencies like FBI would train Indian intelligence officials for cyber terrorism and related issues. PTLB believes that online skills development methods must be developed by Indian government to meet its skills development objectives.

(c) Censorship By Google And Twitter: In a bizarre incidence, the dissenting tweets and posts regarding digital India were censored by both Google and Twitter repeatedly. PTLB condemns these censorship activities of Google and Twitter and hope that both of these companies would respect civil liberties in cyberspace in the future.

(d) Internet Safety Campaign: In a welcome move, Indian government has decided to launch an Internet safety campaign. We at PTLB welcome this move of India government. At the same time we also recommend that school children in India must be suitably educated about cyber issues so that they do not become victims of cyber criminals.

(e) Digital India: In a complete U turn, Indian government has shown little respect to civil liberties in cyberspace. Not only Indian government is censoring Aadhaar related critical views but even opinions reflecting the shortcomings of digital India project have been censored. By clubbing the digital India project with Aadhaar, Indian government has made digital India the digital panopticon of India.

(f) E-Mail Policy Of India: Indian government has finally enforced the e-mail policy of India. As per the notified e-mail policy, using private e-mail services have been banned for official communications in India. This is a good step in the right direction and PTLB welcomes the same.

(g) First CISO Of India: Dr. Gulshan Rai has been appointed the first chief information security officer (CISO) of India. PTLB welcomes this move of Indian government as it would go a long way in strengthening of cyber security of India. This CISO position would operate directly under the PMO.

PTLB hopes that this update would be useful to our readers and all the stakeholders. Please revisit this website and other blogs of PTLB for more updates.

Source: P4LO Blog.

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Digital India And Aadhaar Combination Is Digital Panopticon Of India: CEPHRC

Digital India And Aadhaar Combination Is Digital Panopticon Of India CEPHRCDigital India is an initiative that is of great importance if implemented appropriately. However, owing to its shortcomings, Digital India may become the most contentious project of India till now. The nastiest part about Digital India project is that it has become the Digital Panopticon of India that also without any parliamentary oversight and judicial review.

In fact, Digital India is being enforced in actual contempt of Supreme Court that has directed (PDF) that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for government services. Indian government has communicated to the Supreme Court that Aadhaar is not compulsory for government services but the reality is that Aadhaar has been made compulsory for nearly all the digital and non digital services of Indian government.

So terrible is the condition that Twitter is censoring dissenting tweets about Aadhaar as well. Aadhaar is a topic that is heavily censored in India and any kind of dissent is instantly censored by platforms like twitter.

However, Supreme Court itself is responsible for this situation as it failed to declare the e-surveillance project Aadhaar as unconstitutional.  Both Parliament of India and Indian Supreme Court have failed to fulfil their constitutional duties to protect the Fundamental Rights and Human Rights of Indian Citizens in this regard.

As a result unconstitutional and illegal biometrics collection is happening in India without any sort of control and reasonableness. Digital India has become the Digital Panopticon of India because our parliament and Judiciary has not done what the constitution fathers have mandated them to do.

Source: Centre Of Excellence For Protection Of Human Rights In Cyberspace (CEPHRC).

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Perry4Law Tops Cyber Forensics And Cyber Security Legal Practice Worldwide

Perry4Law Tops Cyber Forensics And Cyber Security Legal Practice WorldwideLegal and technological fields are not compatible and are seldom pursued simultaneously. However, in a competitive world stakeholders and service providers are changing their traditional roles.

Technology companies are hiring lawyers for legal process outsourcing (LPO) services and lawyers are hiring technology experts for legal purposes. This situation has given rise to a new breed of legal services popularly known as techno legal services.

In the year 2002, Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) was established and its segment Perry4Law Law Firm is the exclusive techno legal law firm the world. With more than a decade experience, P4LO and Perry4Law Law Firm have acquired tremendous national and international reputation.

Perry4Law has set trend for cyber forensics and cyber security legal practice worldwide. Perry4Law is also the leading techno legal services provider of the world in the fields of cyber forensics and cyber security.

As apart of its social responsibility, P4LO and Perry4Law Law Firm have been managing numerous techno legal blogs in the fields like Cyber Law, Cyber Security, Cyber Forensics, E-Discovery, Telecom Laws,  Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), Corporate Laws, etc.

P4LO has also been providing various techno legal trends since 2006. Recently released techno legal trends include cyber forensics trends and developments in India 2014- Part 1, cyber security developments in India 2014 and cyber security trends of India 2015, cyber law developments in India 2014, telecom related developments in India 2014, cyber forensics developments in India 2014, etc.

There are many techno legal requirements for starting e-commerce business in India. Most of the e-commerce companies operating in India are not complying with e-commerce laws of India. From online gaming to online pharmacies, there are multiple legal requirements that are required to be complied with.

So if you are looking for techno legal services in the fields like cyber law, cyber security, privacy protection, civil liberties issues, telecom issues, cyber forensics, e-discovery, etc, Perry4Law is definitely the number one choice.

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Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Response On Online Rummy And Card Games In India

Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Response On Online Rummy And Card Games In IndiaOnline gaming and gambling laws in India are outdated and need to be re-enacted. They have not been able to cope up with the ambitions and entrepreneurship initiatives of various online gaming stakeholders in India. Online gaming industry of India is fast maturing but the laws in this regard are not adequate. After many rounds of litigation, the matter has finally reached to the hearing stage at Supreme Court of India. The decision of Indian Supreme Court may establish legality or illegality of online games like rummy, poker, etc.

According to New Delhi based techno legal ICT law firm Perry4Law, online rummy and online poker may still be illegal and punishable despite this judgement of Supreme Court. This is because Indian Supreme Court is not dealing with the legality of online rummy and online poker in strict and absolute sense. As a result the legal position in this field would remain a grey area. In fact, a decision by Supreme Court without any legislative support may be counterproductive, opines Perry4Law.

Even Supreme Court is aware of this situation and this is the reason why it has asked the central government to clarify its stand on the legality or illegality of online games like online rummy, online poker, etc in India. As on date, both third parties and the parties to the litigation are in a legally risky position. The next hearing of the matter has been fixed for September 25, 2014

There are no specific laws for online rummy and online poker in India. At times it is very difficult to decide whether it is legal or not to play online poker in India and what are the legal obligations of running an online poker websites in India. There are many legal risks even for websites companies developing online gaming websites in India. Taxation issues of online poker in India are also required to be sorted out as soon as possible.

It would be in the interest of all the stakeholders if Indian government brings clarity and uniformity in the online gaming legal framework of India, opines Perry4Law.

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