IGF 2019 WS #165 Round Table on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity

Organizer 1: Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker 1: PAVAN DUGGAL, Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 2: Alfredo RONCHI, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: CHRISTOPH STUECKELBERGER, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Policy Question(s): 

The policy questions for the Round Table on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity are as follows:-

1. What should be the approaches that the global stakeholders need to adopt in the context of Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity?

2. What are the current challenges which require urgent attention of national governments and regulators in cyberspace?

3. How can the issue of cyber security breaches be appropriately addressed by various state and non-state actors ,given the challenges of attribution and jurisdiction in cyberspace

4. How can the international cooperation be enhanced in the context of cyberspace and in the context of cyber security and Cyberlaw?

Relevance to Theme: The Round Table on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity is a unique concept that is devised, hosted and implemented by Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates led by Dr. Pavan Duggal, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, an internationally renowned expert and authority on Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity and one of the top four cyber lawyers in the world.

The Round Table on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity is based on an interactive format wherein the cutting-edge developments concerning Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity as also emerging technologies on Cyberspace are appropriately discussed and debated with the regional and national governments, officials, corporates, academia and other respective stakeholders.

The said Round Table could examine the cutting-edge issues concerning Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity and give details about the cutting-edge challenges that the cyber ecosystem is facing and thereafter further discuss as to how these challenges are being addressed by different countries with varioua respective national stakeholders and thought leaders and heads of appropriate governmental departments. It may take into consideration the particular requirements and consideration of the IGF and also how national strategies could be appropriately informed by intelligent decision making, taking into account the relevant parameters concerning Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity being discussed at the Round Table.

The deliberations of Round Table on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity could further be fed into the consultations and deliberations of International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity which is an annual event on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity.

Relevance to Internet Governance: The relevance of Round Table on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity to Internet Governance is very topical. For Internet to be governed, it is imperative that Internet must be robust, secure, resilient and reliable. For that, various issues pertaining to cyber security need to be appropriately addressed. This Round Table will seek to address important issues concerning cyber security that need to be addressed in order to make Internet Governance more pertinent and relevant.

Further from the perspective of norms of behavior in cyberspace, it is imperative that appropriate Cyberlaw frameworks and jurisprudence must be effectively evolved. In that regard, it must be essential that Internet Governance would be likely benefited by the emerging discussion on Cyberlaw jurisprudence which could have a direct effect upon Internet Governance.

Since cybercrime is growing at a very rapid pace, it is very essential and imperative that there must be now more cogent and better ways of tackling cybercrimes given the advent of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchains and also the darknet. This Round Table will seek to identify some key strategies that need to be adopted by state and non-state actors in this regard as they go forward.

Format: 

Round Table - Circle - 90 Min

Description: The Round Table on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity is based on unique interactive format wherein the cutting-edge developments concerning Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity as also emerging technologies on Cyberspace are appropriately discussed and debated with the regional and national governments, officials, corporates, academia and other respective stakeholders.

The said Round Table could examine the cutting-edge issues concerning Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity. The Round Table would inform the discussions at the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity, 2019 to give details about the Outcome Document and further give details about the cutting-edge challenges that countries across the world are facing.

Expected Outcomes: The deliberations of Round Table on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity could further be fed into the consultations and deliberations of International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity, 2020 which will take place in New Delhi in November, 2020.

Discussion Facilitation: 

It will be an interactive Round Table discussion format where there will be no presentations. However, the Moderator will call upon individual stakeholders to contribute in an interactive manner.

Online Participation: 

Usage of IGF Tool

SDGs: 

GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions