By 2013, one out of 3 court cases to have mobile phone element

Given its rapid adoption, one out of every three court cases will have mobile phone elements, said Cyber Law expert Pavan Duggal

PTI | February 2, 2012



Rapid adoption of mobile phones in India and their increasing functionality will lead to involvement of mobile phone related activity in one out of every three court cases in the country, Supreme Court lawyer and Cyber Law expert Pavan Duggal said.

"Large number of crimes are already taking place through mobile phones. Evidence based on call records are accepted by courts. Given its rapid adoption, I estimate that one out of every three court cases will have mobile phone elements in them," Duggal said at launch event of his book 'Mobile Law'.

He said there is need to develop a law that can specifically govern mobile phone related activity as a subset to Cyber Law in the country.

"Technology already exist when one can make payments by swiping his mobile phone. Location based services are gaining prominence. Mobile ecosystem is developing differently compared to computer devices. Hence, laws specific to mobile ecosystem is very much required," Duggal said.

He said that there are gaps that are emerging because of various new applications available on mobile phones.

"People can commit some crime using social network facility available on their mobile. Money from users bank account can be siphoned by cyber criminals if crucial informations are leaked. There is law needed to fix liability of mobile and value added service providers," Duggal said.

On the book, Duggal said that this will help readers in safegaurding them and make them aware of possible legal consequence for their act in mobile ecosystem.

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