Saakshar Duggal, Advocate, Delhi High Court & Advisor, Academic Outreach, Cyberlaw University

Saakshar Duggal is a practicing Advocate in the Delhi High Court, with a keen interest in law and technology. He is the Advisor, Academic Outreach of Cyberlaw Univ, being an online Cyberlaw education platform, has been engaging in the area of Cyberlaw and Cyber Security Law education and related capacity building programs. Cyberlaw University aims to provide various courses, that would make the participants more aware about the various legal issues pertaining to cyberspace, Internet and the World Wide Web.

He has also recently authored a book entitled “Cybercrimes During Covid-19 & Legal Issues In India” (https://amzn.to/3GjqZyY).

He was a distinguished speaker at the International Conference on Metaverse and Law- Opportunities and Challenges, held in cyberspace on 24thMarch, 2022 and spoke about the distinctive intellectual property rights and other legal issues impacting Metaverse ecosystem.

He, as a Cyber Security Expert, has conducted the Free Master Class entitled “Dive Deep Into Ransomware Attacks” on Wed, 15 Dec, 19:30 – 20:30 GMT+5:30, organized by AntWak, one of the leading players in the space of experiential learning that mirrors business reality. More about the said Free Master Class is available at https://lu.ma/AntWak_SDR.

Saakshar Duggal, as part of Cyberlaw University delegation, was invited to participate and attend the (18th meeting) First session of United Nations Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes, on the elements and inputs that need to be incorporated in the proposed International Convention to prevent the misuse of Information & Communication Technologies for criminal purposes.

He is the Coordinator of Center Against Cyber Bullying (CACB).  Saakshar has been working on cutting-edge areas pertaining to cyber bullying in particular and cybercrime in general and their prevalence amongst youth and teenagers.  He has addressed various students and children of different aspects of cyber bullying and connected legalities.

He addressed a session on cybercrime at the Asia Pacific Region Internet Governance Forum held from 3rd – 6th August, 2014 at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Saakshar was a distinguished speaker at the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity 2014 held at New Delhi on 20th November, 2014, and spoke on  the subject of Cybercrime amongst youth.

Saakshar Duggal was a speaker the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity 2015 which took place on 19th November, 2015 at New Delhi. He addressed the said Conference on the subject Social Media, Children, Cyber Bullying & New Challenges.

In addition, he also participated in the Round Table on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity, held on 27th May, 2016 at New Delhi.

Saakshar Duggal was an eminent youth speaker on the subject Cyber Bullying at the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity 2016 which took place on 17th & 18th November, 2016 at New Delhi.

Saakshar Duggal was a distinguished speaker at the Thematic Workshop entitled “Cyberlaw, Cyber Security Law, Internet of Things and Emerging Global Trends” held on 12th June, 2017 during the ITU WSIS Forum 2017 at Geneva, Switzerland, hosted by International Telecommunications Union, UNESCO, UNDP, UNCTAD, UNICEF. He spoke on the emerging challenges concerning cyber security and cybercrime being faced by the youth of the world in general and India in particular. The said Thematic Workshop was organized by Pavan Duggal Associates, Advocates.

Saakshar was also a Speaker at the Session entitled “Protecting Children from Online Sexual Abuse and Related Perspectives”, Session entitled “Artificial Intelligence &Blockchain” and also Session entitled “Wearable Technologies & Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Cyberspace” at the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity 2017 which took place from 16th & 17th November, 2017 at New Delhi.

Saakshar Duggal was also a Speaker at 2018, 2019 versions of the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity held at New Delhi.

He was also a Speaker at 2020 and 2021 versions of the Virtual International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity held in cyberspace.

Saakshar Duggal addressed the members of the Malaysian judiciary at the session on ground position of cybercrimes in India at the special one-day training on Special Cyber Court held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in July, 2016.

Saakshar has given numerous talks in various schools in India on how children and teenagers can protect themselves from the ill-effect of cyber bullying. Saakshar also features in various TV programs on cyber bullying in different Indian TV channels.

He has done his school studies from Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi.