Technology has brought its own share of legal challenges for both law makers and lawyers. For law makers, technology has posed a challenge of enacting suitable laws that can meet the challenges of misuse of technology. For lawyers, technology has come as an unexplored area that they have to understand, apply and argue in courts and corporate environment.
Take the example of India. There are very few cyber law firms in India or cyber law lawyers in India who can understand and apply the same. Even the cyber law consultants in India are handfuls that are serving the corporate entities.
One area that has recently interested the legal community pertains to cyber security. Although cyber security as a legal field has started gaining attention of foreign lawyers and law firms yet cyber security law firms in India or cyber security lawyers in India are still missing.
Of course, exception in the form of Perry4Law and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) can be found in India. Perry4Law is the exclusive techno legal ICT and IP law firm of India that has acquired international reputation in the fields like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, etc.
B.S.Dalal, partner at Perry4Law opines, “One positive development that I have recently noted about these techno legal fields is that lawyers and law firms have started exploring the areas like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, etc. Although the number of such lawyers/law firms is negligible yet the growing interest in the techno legal fields would increase such numbers in future”.
Further, techno legal issues would also change the way traditional businesses and transactions would be carried out in future. For instance concepts like cyber insurance, online dispute resolution, e-courts, digital evidencing and e-discovery, media forensics, cyber forensics, etc would be very much used in future., says B.S.Dalal.
Indian legal fraternity must start exploring techno legal fields that would take tremendous time, energy and efforts to understand and apply. The sooner it is done the better it is for the legal fraternity of India.
Source: Cyber Laws In India.