Manage The Complicated Techno Legal Issues Of State Hacking With TeleLaw Project

Good and bad are two sides of the same coin and it is very difficult to invent a technology that could be used for good purposes only. Criminals and bad elements would find one way or the other to abuse any technology and some very legitimate technologies can be used for cyber crimes and cyber attacks. We created pen testing tools but nothing prevents the cyber criminals to use them for exploiting networks and computers. Not only this, there are specific tool that have been created to indulge in cyber attacks and cyber crimes. These tools are openly available to the purchasers at dark web and payments methods are very flexible too. Another category of tools is that are made for government, law enforcement and intelligence agencies alone. Ordinary people do not have access to such tools and this makes creation of counter measures against such tools very difficult.

As a result the cyberspace has become a very unsafe, chaotic and insecure place to venture. It is not even wise to access random websites without proper anti virus, firewall, anti spyware and anti malware tools. Many websites are embedded with malware and mere access of such websites can compromise your computer if proper safeguards are not at place. We are curious by nature and this curiosity and our trusting nature is abused by cyber criminals and social engineers. Sufficient is to say it is unsafe to trust an e-mail or weblink from an unknown person who asks you to either download the attached file or to click upon a link. Spear phishing has taken this to the next level and the targeted people are approached by pretending to be a person of authority and trust. Many people fall prey to such spear phishing and lots of companies are regularly incurring monetary losses due to them.

This article is not about private individuals but about state hacking and state backed cyber crimes. It would be novice to claim that state do not indulge in hacking, spying, surveillance and privacy violation activities. All countries, including India, indulge in such activities whether they admit it or not. States also empower their law enforcement and intelligence agencies to indulge in unconstitutional and illegal spying and e-surveillance. That cannot be disputed by any nation. That is why we launched the exclusive techno legal Centre Of Excellence For Protection Of Human Rights In Cyberspace (CEPHRC) in 2009 and since then we have been fighting against any form of civil liberties violation in cyberspace.

Those working in the field of civil liberties protection can endorse that they have been targeted by state hacking in one form or another and through one mode or another. The crucial question is that if you are targeted by state hacking, whether by your own state or some other nation, what should you do to safeguard your interests? There is no one solution for all formula and every case depends upon its own facts and circumstances. If your mobile has been targeted, you need a particular strategy. If your social media account has been attacked you need a different strategy and so on. Similarly, if you have been targeted by a foreign law enforcement or intelligence agency you have a totally different solution.

What we suggest for such situations is to adopt a techno legal strategy as neither technological nor legal strategy alone would be productive. You have to align you technology solutions with not only law but also conflict of law. This is a tricky issue as laws of different countries are different and there is no harmonisation in this regard. The laws of United States are different from laws of India and what may be legal in US may not be legal in India. For instance, if FBI of US can access, search and hack any computer, device or equipment remotely while sitting at the homeland, that is not alright with laws of different countries. Similar is the case for Indian government or its agencies if they indulge in similar activities in foreign countries. With granting of legal immunity to such agencies and cyber armies, the things would complicate further. But the bottom line is that you have a solution for all such situations and our TeleLaw Project can help you in these cases. It is not fool proof solution as we cannot claim that ever but it is a good techno legal tool in your arsenal to fight against cyber attacks and state hacking. We have combined various LegalTech and RegTech Projects together and they would collectively help you to handle varied and complicated cases of state hacking.

It is important that companies possessing and dealing in very valuable intellectual property (IP), technologies, software, trade secrets, technology companies, etc must put in place a techno legal anti state hacking policy and we at Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) and TeleLaw would love to help you in this regard. We can also help in resolving various disputes pertaining to IP thefts, state hacking and related issues by using our Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) portal. We recently investigated a spear phishing attack against a company and drafted a techno legal policy for them so they they are not defrauded of any more money. Similarly, we recently investigated a national and international phishing scam and kept on informing Indian government about such activities.

There is another crucial aspect that is related to all cyber breaches and hacking activities. Companies, banks, etc in India are required to disclose about such cyber attacks and cyber breaches to Indian government appointed agencies. But these stakeholders are not doing so and this may attract penal provisions too in near future. The problem has arisen because Indian government has failed to formulate a dedicated law for such breach reporting and companies and banks are taking the directions of government and Reserve Bank of India very lightly. The legal position is that bank officials and directors of companies are liable to be prosecuted for such lapses but in reality nothing like this happens on a significant level. However, recently Indian government hinted on changing this position and now criminal, civil and pecuniary liability of banks, companies, directors, etc could be prescribed and implemented soon. So if state A hacks a bank server or company’s system managing a critical infrastructure, their detection, remediation and reporting would become a mandatory requirement soon.

We know when implementation of even basic cyber security and cyber law policies are missing, asking Indian banks, companies, etc to formulate anti state hacking policy is expecting too much. But the damage caused by state hacking is too much and banks and organisations handling critical infrastructures cannot afford to ignore this policy. Also if you have taken care of state hacking policy, you can easily manage cyber law and cyber security policies too. But as a best practice and prudent exercise, we would recommend to proceed systematically and start with creating cyber law, cyber security and cyber deterrence policies first. of course, P4LO and TeleLaw would be happy to help you in formulating and implementing these and many more techno legal policies. Let us together create a safe, secure and civil liberties compliant cyberspace in India.

International Harmonised Laws Are Foundation For Global Trade And Digital Economy

Use of information and communication technology (ICT) has many advantages. ICT has also created many global brands and companies that are helping global stakeholders. Technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), blockchain, big data and data analysis, internet of things (IoT), etc have also created interest among many people and companies. However, there is a trend to overstate the utility and benefits of these technology and there is no concern for the regulatory compliance arising out of the use of such technologies.

When technology was used during the period of 2000, many countries enacted dedicated laws to govern use of technology of that time. India also enacted its own cyber law in the form of Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act 2000). It has served its purpose and now we need dedicated laws for privacy, cyber crimes, cyber security, data protection, e-commerce, e-governance, etc. As on date India has no dedicated laws for each of these fields except a  single law in the form of IT Act 2000 that has incorporated one or few sections for each field. We at Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) request Indian government to formulate dedicated laws for the fields as mentioned above.

To help Indian government and global stakeholders to formulate and implement techno legal issues, we at P4LO have launched a unique techno legal project named TeleLaw. It is a global initiative and is helping global stakeholders in fields like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, cyber crimes investigation, e-discovery, AI, ML, IoT, blockchain, crypto currency, e-commerce, e-governance, etc. The TeleLaw Blog is also sharing articles in the techno legal field for global stakeholders. We at TeleLaw would love to help Indian government, international organisation and foreign government to make and amend their laws in conformity with latest technologies and developments.

Global business community has already ignored formulating crucial laws in various techno legal fields. For instance, we do not have a universally acceptable cyber law treaty. India is still maintaining its status as a non-member of the Europe-led Budapest Convention, even as it voted in favour of a Russian-led UN resolution to set up a separate convention. Similarly, we do not have a global cyber security treaty that can be referred to resolve global cyber security related disputes. With two of the most relevant laws are missing from the international scene, we are simply ignoring the regulatory fiasco that we would face soon. Everything is depended upon effective international cyber law and international cyber security laws. If they are missing, we are inviting chaos and illegalities to our Internet and cyberspace.

For instance, if country A allows deployment of hackers and cyber armies to do all sorts of illegal acts with an immunity to such hackers and cyber armies, how can we conduct international trade in goods and services effectively? Simply throwing technologies like AI, ML, blockchain, IoT, etc into the mix would not make us either modern or help us to reap their benefits till we have a harmonised legal framework at the international level. We have also launched our own LegalTech, RegTech and other Techno Legal Projects but all of them follow both national and international laws. Not only this, they are also helping national and international stakeholders to remain on the right side of the law. We cannot keep our eyes closed and pretend that Internet/cyberspace is a safe and secure environment and simply using technologies like AI, ML, blockchain, etc would solve all problems.

We did a research on many LegalTech, RegTech and other projects by global stakeholders. What we found that their main focus is upon automation and self regulation. They have failed to understand that we can neither automate nor manage issues of cyber law, cyber security, privacy, data protection, etc by using AI, blockchain, ML, etc in totality. If we desire to use international rules and standards for these technologies, we must first resolve the conflict of law issue. We cannot and we should not automate something that does not exist or that is subject to complicated conflict of law. We can test automation and self regulation for a very limited segment of business but pushing such technologies without a robust international regulatory framework is inviting big trouble.

We have a major conflict of law in cyberspace. That is why we launched a dedicated blog titled Conflict of Law in Cyberspace, Internet and Computer Era. We are discussing how we can manage conflict of law in cyberspace, especially when we lack international norms pertaining to cyber law and cyber security. We are also trying to solve conflict of law issues using our LegalTech and TechLaw projects. We are in talk with international collaborators in this regard so that we can formulate a techno legal framework in fields like cyber law, cyber security, AI, ML, IoT, smart cities, privacy and data protection, etc. We also suggest that till the time we have universally applicable cyber law and cyber security treaties, we must strengthen the process of   mutual legal assistance treaty (MLAT).

Use of automation, self regulation and latest technology must be encouraged but only for a limited purposes till we have a comprehensive techno legal global framework in this regard. But when LegalTech and RegTech companies make tall claims with clear ignorance of the importance of regulatory oversight, that is a cause of concern. It is for the international organisations like WTO, UN, ITC, etc to choose the right direction in this regard and the right direction is techno legal in nature where both technology and law merge for the greater benefit of global stakeholders.

TeleLaw Project Is Working To Boost International Trade In Goods And Services

International trade is a complicated field to handle as it involves multiple factors and conflicting claims. Nations have their own interests to pursue and this sometimes create trade barriers across the globe. In order to safeguard their own interests, countries have drafted their own laws and regulations to govern internal and external trade. Trade policies and regulations have been drafted to give advantage to local interests and to create obstacles before trading entities from other countries. That is why we have international organisations like World Trade Organisation (WTO) to regulate international trade so that trade in goods and services can be undertaken in a uniform and just manner.

However, despite the international trade agreements and other norms, we often come across one country disputing the claims and actions of other country before the WTO dispute resolution forum. So far WTO has been able to do justice to the situation but things have started changing rapidly due to advent of latest technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, big data and data analysis, internet of things, etc. The smart cities would also need smart laws that are currently missing world over. There is very little focus upon crucial fields like privacy and data protection, data and cyber security, civil liberties protection in cyberspace, international cyber law treaty, international cyber security treaty, etc. So the use and adoption of technology for international trade in goods and services is suffering from multiple challenges and shortcomings.

In order to remove these shortcomings,  we need to work upon at least three fronts to make international trade in goods and services effective. These are:

(1) Ensuring international harmonisation in legal and regulatory norms,

(2) Reduce existing conflict of laws in both international trade and other business fields like e-commerce, e-governance, digital economy, etc, and

(3) Make cyberspace, Internet and digital systems more trustworthy, robust, resilient and secure.

These goals cannot be achieved till we have international cooperation and involvement of global stakeholders in these fields. These fields require domain specific experts from their respective fields to work in a collaborative and holistic manner. We need policy makers, lawyers, judges, cyber law and cyber security experts, international trade experts, technology companies, international trade organisations, etc to collectively work in this direction.

We have launched a techno legal project named TeleLaw that is not only working upon the above mentioned three challenges but is also managing many more techno legal issues in fields like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, big data, data analysis, smart cities, privacy and data protection, international trade, e-commerce, e-governance, digital economy, crypto currency, etc. The list is just illustrative and we cover many more techno legal fields.

The TeleLaw Project is already working to streamline international trade in goods and services by acting as a bridge to remove the techno legal gaps that exist as on date. We have techno legal expertise of more than 15 years and we understand both technology and laws. We also understand how to most effectively use technology and laws to make international trade in goods and services effective and hassle free. We understand the banking system, supply chain, logistics, KYC and anti money laundering norms, etc too. We understand how international laws in fields like trade, cyber law, e-commerce, etc work and how to modify them to make them compliant with contemporary requirements.

We understand the significance of collaboration and partnership and that is why we are engaging in collaboration with national and international stakeholders in fields like legal, technological, trade experts, etc. We are already testing some very effective open source tools in fields like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, artificial intelligence, e-discovery, machine learning, blockchain, big data, etc. We are testing them in the context of a model smart city and a model global international trade system. Our aim is to create a digital ecosystem and digital economy that can benefit global stakeholders in fields like international trade, e-commerce, commerce and business, etc.

Once our collaboration and funding stage is over, we would discuss more about our global model that would incorporate many more techno legal features, facilities and technological tools. We hope our TeleLaw Project would provide useful to global stakeholders.

Aadhaar Is A Digital Panopticon And Is The Worst Human Rights Nightmare Of The World

Aadhaar is a Digital Panopticon and is the worst Human Rights nightmare of the World. India cannot be trusted with issues like Civil Liberties, Privacy, Data Protection and Human Rights Protection in Cyberspace. That is why we at PTLB have created a “No Aadhaar Zone” that is an “Aadhaar Cancer Free Zone”.

Aadhaar is an Orwellian project of highest magnitude and is the worst Digital Panopticon of the Human History. Aadhaar is also a classic example how Rule of Law and Constitution can be compromised by a collusion of Executive, Judiciary and Parliament. There is no second opinion that Supremacy of Constitution is no more there in India.

Irrespective of these negative developments and “Digital Emergency” that are in existence in India, some brave warriors are still fighting against unconstitutional and Orwellian Aadhaar. But none can deny the fact and truth that Indian Supreme Court is passing through a time worst than the Jabalpur Era time. The Emergency imposed by Congress was limited for some years but the Digital Emergency imposed by the BJP is perpetual and soon Indians would face very dangerous consequences of Aadhaar.

So far the Aadhaar Crimes have been reported in the form of data breaches, cyber security breaches, deaths due to denial of food and healthcare, social exclusions, denial of employment and employment related discriminatory issues, etc. We at PTLB are already in a tussle with Indian Government as we are working to Scrap Aadhaar and we would not allow Indian Government and its Ministries/Departments to hide behind the facade and political rhetoric of Aadhaar.

All the policies and schemes of Indian Government are political rhetoric to fool Indians and to deny them of their legitimate Human Rights and Fundamental Rights. We have given critical evaluation of each and every such political rhetoric of BJP Government whether it relates to pension scheme for farmers and small traders, benefits for MSMEs and startups, employments lies, loans lies, etc.

What we have seen in our 10 years fight against unconstitutional and Orwellian Aadhaar is that Aadhaar would never empower Indians. By its very design Aadhaar is meant for either Death or Digital Slavery for perpetuity. So there is no case for keeping this menace in India as it would plague the future generations too. Parents are enrolling their children without realising the dangers of Aadhaar and many of them treat it as a privilege.

I am happy that other countries have escaped from this “Human Rights Cancer” and I strongly recommend that they should stay thousand miles away from this menace. As for Indians, they must fight back and demand scrapping of unconstitutional Aadhaar. The starting point can be non use of Aadhaar for PAN, tax returns, banks, mobile SIM connections, etc. Indian Government is using coercion and fear to oppress Indians with this Digital Slavery but it is worth to stay free and safe by boycotting Aadhaar.

Another Failure Of Digital India Project Is The RTI Portal Of Modi Government

The amount of money that Modi Government wasted on advertisements and propaganda to promote Digital India could have been better utilised by using it for technology and pushing use of electronic records and Digital India in Government Departments and Ministries like MSME.

Narendra Modi Government has been advertising about Digital India project since 2014 but till June 2019 the project has remained a big failure. From Government Departments/Ministries to basic level public service portals, everything is in bad shape.

We at PTLB Projects are already working upon to bring transparency and accountability in Government Departments/Ministries on the one hand to strengthen Digital India on the other. We have launched many successful Digital India projects like TeleLaw Project that have actually made Digital India successful.

But on the Government side the position is really bad. Ministries like MSME are openly flouting Digital India norms and Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is silent on the same. First we lodged a grievance with the PMO and the grievance officer of PMO sat upon the grievance. It is only after we filed the Right to Information (RTI) application, that the grievance was forwarded to Ministry of MSME.

But this has given rise to another problem. The RTI portal of Modi Government is in a very bad shape and it proves that Digital India is a political rhetoric. Compare the RTI portal of Modi Government with RTI portal of Delhi Government (AAP), and differences are very clear. If RTI portal of Delhi gets a score of 8 out of 10 (greater being good), the RTI portal of Modi Government would hardly get 4 out of 10.

The RTI portal of Modi Government has a unique feature. It completes everything, including payment deduction, and then flashes a message of failed filing. Applicants have to run after the portal administrator for 2 days to get the RTI application number. Without the RTI application number the application would not be pursued further though the concerned Department/Ministry is aware about the filing and contents of such RTI application.

We filed an RTI application before PMO on 01-07-2019 and till the time of writing of this article, the RTI application number has not been generated. The portal claims that a maximum time of 48 hours is taken to manually tally the payment to the RTI application but even that time period is over.

What is frustrating is the fact that this is not a one time experience but a regular process at the portal. Still neither the portal nor the Modi Government deemed it fit to remove this nuisance.

(1) Update I (04-07-2019): Even after 3 days and deduction of Rs. 10 for filing the RTI Application at Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the RTI Application has still not been registered. When we tried to file a second RTI Application to PMO, the RTI portal collapsed and it remained so till late evening.

(2) Update II (04-07-2019): Despite many e-mail reminders and Twitter discussions, the DoPT failed to tally the payment of Rs. 10 with the RTI Application filed on 01-07-2019. Frustrated with the bad e-governance and worst e-delivery of services in India, we were forced to file a second RTI Application on 04-07-2019. However the second RTI Application also faced similar fate. RTI Portal of Modi Government is a big failure and shouting slogans of Digital India and Digital India New India is futile.

(3) Update III (04-07-2019): On the contrary the RTI Portal of Delhi disposed off our RTI Application in just 1 day. This is incredibly good and Digital India project of Modi Government is in serious trouble. It is devoid of any e-delivery and digital empowerment goals.

(4) Update IV (05-07-2019): After much follow up, the RTI at PMO was finally registered today. While RTI Portal of Delhi Government is instantly registering the RTIs yet RTI Portal of Modi Government is taking 4 days just to register and communicate the RTI  number. Now think how much time would be taken by Modi Government to dispose off the RTI Application. On the other hand, RTI Applications in the Chief Minister Office (CMO) and Deputy Chief Minister Office  (DyCMO) of Delhi are moving in a 1 day cycle. So a RTI filed before Delhi Govt is not only instantly filed but it is also forwarded for prompt action within 1 day and this includes the time of filing of RTI Application too.

Contempt Of Court And Digital India Non Compliance By Ministry Of MSME: An Open Letter To Our Beloved Narendra Modi Ji

Dear Narendra Modi Ji

Greetings from Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) and PTLB Projects that are incessantly working in the direction of making India a Global Leader in Techno Legal Fields.

We have been empowering poor, farmers, needy people, marginalised segments, startups, MSMEs, etc through our Techno Legal projects. In one such project, we are trying to streamline the processes at Ministry of MSME by using technology and other processes that can bring transparency and accountability in the Ministry of MSME.

However, the Ministry of MSME is not only illegally forcing Aadhaar even after the decision of Constitution Bench of Supreme Court but is also mocking the Digital India and Indian Cyber Law. As per the Information Technology Act, 2000 and well accepted and implemented policy of Indian Government, electronic documents are accepted all over India in multiple Ministries and Departments. Insisting that documents should be sent in paper form only is not only waste of money and time but would also cost us precious trees and our environment.

We first communicated with the Ministry of MSME over e-mail and when the Ministry failed to act on time, we filed an RTI Application (PDF). The intention is to make the functionalities and processes of Ministry of MSME as much online as possible. But Ministry of MSME is not cooperating in this regard and is frustrating our Digital India and New India Model.

We have attached the entire development and communications with Ministry of MSME for your perusal in the hope that we may be allowed to streamline the processes and applications in Ministry of MSME and Digital India would actually be effective.

Please look into the matter urgently and take corrective steps so that bureaucrats and Ministries like MSME do not take Citizens, Digital India and New India for granted.

Warm Regards

Praveen Dalal
Mobile: xxxxxxxxxx
New Delhi, India.

(1) Update 1 (21-06-2019): Today the Contempt of Court and violation of provisions of IT Act 2000 by Ministry of MSME has been escalated to next levels. We would update our readers about the same and its outcome soon.

(2) Update II (01-07-2019): Today we filed a RTI Application before the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) regarding establishing transparency and accountability among Government Departments and Ministries. We also sought information about the Government’s pet project Digital India so that its actual implementation and truth can be revealed.

(3) Update III (02-07-2019): Yesterday (on 01-07-2019) we filed a RTI Application at PMO as the grievance officer was sitting upon our grievance. Today the grievance officer has forwarded our grievance to the head of the department at Ministry of MSME. We are committed to bring digital governance, Digital India, e-delivery and Good Governance in all Govt Departments and Ministries in India.

(4) Update IV (05-07-2019): After much follow up, the RTI filed on 01-07-2019 at PMO was finally registered today on 05-07-2019. While RTI Portal of Delhi Government is instantly registering the RTIs yet RTI Portal of Modi Government is taking 4 days just to register and communicate the RTI  number. Now think how much time would be taken by Modi Government to dispose off the RTI Application. On the other hand, RTI Applications in the Chief Minister Office (CMO) and Deputy Chief Minister Office  (DyCMO) of Delhi are moving in a 1 day cycle. So a RTI filed before Delhi Govt is not only instantly filed but it is also forwarded for prompt action within 1 day and this includes the time of filing of RTI Application too.

Dealing In Cryptocurrency Like Bitcoin Could Soon Be Banned And Punishable In India

Cryptocurrency like Bitcoin has a turbulent history in India. There has always been an environment of uncertainty and doubt about the legality of Bitcoin in India. To make the matter worst, many Indian and foreign Bitcoin exchanges were shut down without repayment to the Bitcoin holders. Many Bitcoin exchanges offices were also raided by law enforcement agencies in India to investigate money laundering and other foreign exchange compliance issues.

Nevertheless, enthusiasm among the cryptocurrency stakeholders always remained high in India. The cryptocurrency  stakeholders are lobbying very hard to get it recognised in India. However, the mood of Indian Government is more on the side of banning foreign  cryptocurrency and regulating its own digital currency like “Digital Rupee”.

The draft Banning of Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019 is a manifestation of that intention of Indian Government. As per the draft Cryptocurrency Bill, Individuals involved in mining, selling or holding of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin might face 10 year prison term. So people who “mine, generate, hold, sell, transfer, dispose, issue or deal in cryptocurrencies” may face the heat of proposed law.

This is a very wide restriction and for all practical purposes dealing of foreign cryptocurrencies in India can be a severe offence now. Along with making it illegal, the draft law also proposes to make holding cryptocurrencies a non-bailable offence.

Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg is heading the panel drafting the Banning of Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019. The panel reportedly includes several members from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as well as investigating agencies and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), among others.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had already issued a notification prohibiting Indian banks from providing financial services to crypto exchanges. Considering the potential of cryptocurrencies of being misused in money laundering and other illicit activities, government authorities had backed banning it in India in the past.

It seems Indian Government is planning to launch and promote its own digital currency. The Government is working on an official digital currency for India called ‘Digital Rupee’. The Government- controlled cryptocurrency might be rolled out after consultations with the central board of the Reserve Bank of India.

This is a smart move as promoting India’s own digital currency would have its own financial and regulatory benefits in future. However, there is a lack of innovative ideas in India and the Aadhaar fiasco has proved this point very well. Indian Government should rely upon Techno Legal Policies and Projects instead of forcing Orwellian and oppressive technologies. Also actual implementation of Digital Rupee scheme would be a challenging one. Without adequate Techno Legal expertise, this project would remain a dream only. So before launching Digital Rupee, Indian Government must do its homework and establish necessary and adequate infrastructure in this regard in advance.

It is premature to comment upon the proposed Cryptocurrency Bill, but there may still be some hope for foreign cryptocurrencies either before or after the Bill becomes a law. We at Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) can help you in your cryptocurrency venture in India and other jurisdictions and if you are interested in our Techno Legal consultancy/services, please contact us and establish a client attorney relationship.

Telelaw Project Of PTLB Is A Human Rights Project For Human Beings By Techno Legal Humans

Access to Justice (A2J) is a concept that is easy to discuss but very difficult to implement. In real life we face many complicated situations where a segment of people is in a precarious situation yet they have no Access to Justice (A2J) and legal services. If there is a timely Access to Justice (A2J) many precious lives can be saved and damage to property and other assets can also be minimised.

While Access to Justice (A2J) is a core Human Right and it must be strengthened yet nations across the globe are struggling hard to meet this objective. What is surprising is that we talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, etc but we cannot provide basic A2J using simple Techno Legal tools. If we cannot provide A2J by collectively using technology and legal means, can we actually be successful in implementing and using other complicated technologies as mentioned above?

This question has come to my mind because we at PTLB have been managing Techno Legal Projects like Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), E-Courts, Online Skills Development, etc for long. But so far Indian Government has neither adopted such projects nor supported them. There is a complete indifference and apathy on the part of Indian Government to work in this direction.

Though we faced many problems yet we did not loose hope. Instead we strengthened and rejuvenated our efforts in this regard. Till Indian Government do the needful, we at PTLB decided to do something at our level.

We have created a Startup named PTLB Projects that has picked up Techno Legal Projects of PTLB like ODR, E-Courts, Online Skills Development, etc. PTLB Projects has started working in the direction of transforming them into “Scalable Business Models” from “Post Minimum Viable Products/Projects (MVPs)” stage. PTLB Projects is also seeking collaboration with Indian Government on these projects so that collectively we can make India a “Global Leader in Techno Legal Fields”.

PTLB Projects has also launched few new Techno Legal Projects too. One of such projects is TeleLaw Project of PTLB. It is no ordinary TeleLaw project but is the exclusive Techno Legal TeleLaw Project of the world. The idea of PTLB Projects is to provide an online portal where complicated Techno Legal issues can be discussed and resolved. The idea is also to provide affordable and concessional Techno Legal Services to national and international stakeholders alike. However, the “Ultimate Goal” of TeleLaw Project of PTLB is to make India a “Global Leader in Techno Legal Fields”.

We have tested some very fabulous features for the TeleLaw Project and would implement the same when Indian Government and other collaborators would support this project. We have also received some good offers for funding for our Techno Legal Projects and we hope the TeleLaw Project of PTLB would also get some good funding offers soon.

All these efforts have been made by PTLB so that the Human Right of Access to Justice (A2J) can be a reality in India. TeleLaw Project of PTLB is a Human Rights Project for Human Beings by Techno Legal Humans. We have Expert Lawyers and world’s best Techno Legal experts who would support this project. A wide category of national and international collaborating stakeholders have been specified who can make a reference for our TeleLaw Services. Once a reference is made, we would provide our Techno Legal Services in an affordable and concessional manner.

If for some reason you are unable to get a reference from a national or international collaborating stakeholder, you can approach Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) or PTLB for such reference with all details and we would refer you to the TeleLaw Services. For instance, AFPOH has been authorised by PTLB to make a reference on behalf of rural communities, farmers, rural entrepreneurs, marginalised segments, etc. AFPOH will make a reference on their behalf and then TeleLaw Project of PTLB will take care of their legal problems.

We hope national and international stakeholders would find the TeleLaw Project of PTLB useful and they would extend their cooperation and expertise to this much needed Human Rights project.