Outcome Document – ICCC 2016

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International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity 2016

The International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity 2016 witnessed 45 different sessions on varied topics concerning Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity and saw a lot of very interesting discussions, debates and hectic deliberations.

The participants of the conference approved the distinctive Conference Outcome Document. By means of the said Conference Outcome Document, the participants of the conference called upon the conference to take variety of steps in the coming year. In addition, the Conference Outcome Document further called upon national governments and nation states to take various steps for promoting the cause of Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity.

The Outcome Document of the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity reads as under:

 

OUTCOME DOCUMENT

OF THE

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERLAW, CYBERCRIME & CYBERSECURITY

 

ADOPTED BY THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERLAW, CYBERCRIME & CYBERSECURITY AT NEW DELHI ON 17-18TH NOVEMBER, 2016

PREAMBLE

HAVING IN MIND that Internet and technology is now an integral part of human life, utilizing the same for the benefit of the human race as a whole and devising a model for all the stakeholders in the cyberspace which promotes their interests and also that of the world at large and of the generations to come;

WARMLY THANKING the supporters of this Conference, with whose support, International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity, 2016 could be eventful and prolific;

CONSIDERING THAT the total number of cybercrimes and cyber security incidents detected grows with each passing day;

AFFIRMING that an international legal framework integrating the varied features and nuances of the interconnected fields of Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity needs to be established which shall promote the development of the Internet and technologies and also aid in the development and peace building amongst the world community;

APPRECIATING the ethics and ethical issues have to play an integral part in cyberspace as the world moves forward.

REAFFIRMING that the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity will provide a platform for fruitful dialogue amongst various communities in cyberspace endeavoring to devise a legal model for the development of cyberspace and to curb the crimes therein;

APPRECIATING the contribution and role of the Conference Director Mr. Pavan Duggal in being a significant catalyst in the evolving global Cyberlaw jurisprudential landscape;

RECOGNIZING the call for an International Convention on Cyberlaw and Cyber Security made by the Conference Director Mr. Pavan Duggal;

CONVINCED that the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity addresses a distinctive set of issues being faced by the world community in cyberspace and possible solutions for the same

KEY DECISIONS

THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERLAW, CYBERCRIME AND CYBERSECURITY HEREBY CALL UPON

 

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERLAW, CYBERCRIME AND CYBERSECURITY

  • To take thought leadership in contributing towards evolving Cyberlaw jurisprudence;
  • To work and contribute towards evolving cyber security law jurisprudence by coming up with common denominators and principles which are accepted by nations concerning protection and preservation of cyber security;
  • To work on collating principles of cyber security law jurisprudence in collaboration with distinct thought leaders and international stakeholders including International Commission on Cyber Security Law;
  • To work with the international organizations and stakeholders for the purposes of coming up with legal frameworks on how to deal with the challenges posed by Security, Privacy and Freedom;
  • To collate international best practices concerning Cyberlaw by working with all relevant stakeholders for the benefit of the entire community and comity of nations;
  • To work towards harmonizing principles on Cyberlaw globally to include ethical values, virtues and balancing conflicting value perceptions in all instruments to strengthen cyber laws, aligned with international cooperation principles;
  • To tie-up with international stakeholders and collate international best practices concerning emerging jurisprudence concerning Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity and further to engage in distinct deliberations with stakeholders to help collate common universally accepted principles concerning Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity;
  • To work for and contribute towards the respect of International Law enshrining the Freedom of Opinion and Expression;
  • To work on issues concerning Darknet jurisprudence as also legal, policy and regulatory issues concerning Darknet;
  • To strengthen the Permanent Standing Committee on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cyber Security, recommended by the 2014 conference.

THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CYBERLAW, CYBERCRIME AND CYBERSECURITY HEREBY ENCOURAGE AND CALL UPON 

COUNTRIES AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS

  • To work together towards evolving international solutions to deal with the legal challenges presented by jurisdiction and attribution on the Internet;
  • To mandate provisions for reporting cybercrimes and breaches of cyber security by various stakeholders and further encourage them to come up with appropriate enforcement mechanisms to enforce such reporting;
  • To achieve the golden balance between protecting national interests, sovereignty, integrity and security on the one hand and the protection and preservation of individual liberty, rights and obligations on the other hand;
  • To have in place robust legal frameworks for protection and preservation of Critical Information Infrastructures and to promote information sharing between public and private sectors to protect critical assets from cyber security threats;
  • To work in close interaction with all stakeholders in the cyber community as also space community at the inter-governmental level for increased global awareness of the need to protect space assets and space systems, including critical infrastructures as well as to encourage enhanced cooperation and coordination for finding and implementing common approaches to the protection of communications and space systems.
  • To proactively deal with the issue of detection, investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes on an expeditious basis;
  • To work for a universal cyber penal law and internationally binding rules of cooperation in law enforcement, in order to close existing loopholes in the persecution of cyber criminals;
  • To participate actively in all international endeavors to extend International Law, and particularly the International Law of Conflict, to the requirements of the digital environment with a view to generate consensus rules of law and behavior limiting conflict and conserve cyber peace;
  • To introduce legal, policy, administrative and pragmatic frameworks as a priority towards establishing a safe and secure cyberspace and aid in its further development.

WE URGE that a united effort is necessary to be adopted by all stakeholders to maintain cyberspace that is safer, more resilient, and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come.

WE REITERATE THAT GOING FORWARD IN A NEW ERA OF CYBERSPACE DEVELOPMENTS, WE ALL NEED TO BE SAFE, BE SECURE, BE DILIGENT.

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