Pro Bono Work

Giving due regard to pro-bono work, as an important commitment, Dr. Pavan Duggal has been, for the past 2 decades, working in the direction of creating and spreading awareness among the society with regards to the unfolding legal and other complexities of the internet, the limitless Cyberspace and the World Wide Web.

In an endeavor to spread awareness among the masses, Dr. Pavan Duggal has always tried to spread and share valuable information to all stakeholders.

Most of his books and e-books deal with the growing and upcoming issues in the field of cyberspace which are likely to have an impact and affect the society as a whole.

His recent writings cover issues dealing with the use of smart phones and frameworks on the Electronic Commerce & Intellectual Property Rights in Cyberspace.

Dr. Pavan Duggal has written numerous articles on issues related to the Cyberspace and has heavily worked in the realm of the legalities of Social Media.

Dr. Pavan Duggal has trained defence and police personnel on issues relating to various Cyber crimes.

He has delivered lectures and presentations in various schools and colleges on issues related to impact of social media and Cyber offences such as cyber stalking, cyber bullying etc.

Pavan Duggal has also delivered Academic lectures at various prestigious institutes such NALSAR, NLU Delhi in the area of Information Technology. He has also penned 4 units for IGNOU’s course, PGDIS, on Cyber law.

Pavan Duggal had been invited to deliver  lectures as guest faculty on Cyber law at the Indian Law Institute (ILI), New Delhi.

Being an expert in the area of Information Technology, Dr. Pavan Duggal has also judged moot competitions held by prestigious law Schools across the country. He has been invited to judge the 12th Surana & Surana International Information technology Moot Court Competition at Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

He has been associated on pro bono bases with Public Interest Registry for the propagation of the cause domains. He was a member of two committees at Public Internet Registry including being the Vice Chair of the Policy Committee of the .Org Advisory Council. He was actively involved in the .IN campaign in India in 2006 for propagation and promotion of the.IN domain names amongst the not-for-profit sector in India, including NGOs and other sectors.

Owing to his expertise in the field of Cyber law and Information technology, Dr. Pavan Duggal is a regular visiting faculty at the National Judicial Academy and the Delhi Judicial Academy, where he trains judicial officers on issues pertaining to the Cyber law, Cyberspace and other related matters.

Dr. Pavan Duggal has been invited to the National Judicial Academy at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh to become a Resource Person for the Conference on Cyber law and Intellectual Property Rights from 25-27 October, 2013.

Dr. Pavan Duggal has been extensively involved in training the corporate sector on issues relating to Information security, data protection and other liabilities under the Information Technology Act, 2000 and rules made thereunder. Many corporate giants such as KPMG, TCS, etc. have approached Pavan Duggal to seek his able guidance.

Dr. Pavan Duggal has also been associated with various organs of the United Nations and other international organization such as UNESCO, UNESCAP, ICANN, WIPO, in relation to concerns and areas coming under the ambit of Cyberspace and E-commerce.

Child Relief & You (CRY), a non-governmental organization, had approached Dr. Pavan Duggal to seek advice on issues concerning child protection and impact of internet on children.

Dr. Pavan Duggal has, on three occasions, testified before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology. He was also approached by the Ministry of Information Technology to give his critical analysis while the Information technology Act was being finalized.

Dr. Pavan Duggal has been closely associated with The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and FICCI. He was the Chairman of Cyber law Committee of the ASSOCHAM and led the corporate initiatives in terms of inputs to the Government prior to the finalization of the Information Technology Rules, 2011.

Not only has Dr. Pavan Duggal conducted lectures for advocates in High Court of Delhi on scope and ambit of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and other issues relating to Cyberspace but, he has  also been associated with the E-Court initiative of the High Court of Delhi.

Dr. Pavan Duggal has been advising various Non Governmental Organizations and organizations in the social sector including the YWCA of India, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Vigyan Vijay Foundation, APNIC, All India Management Association, PHDCCI, CII, IAMAI, and International Federation for Information Processing World Computer Congress 2012, and The Octane User Group (TOUG).