Metaverse Law Nucleus is headed by its Chief Evangelist Dr. Pavan Duggal. Dr. Pavan Duggal is an internationally renowned expert and authority on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime Law, Cybersecurity Law and Metaverse Law. His seminal work “The Metaverse Law” has highlighted various aspects of evolving Metaverse legal jurisprudence and various emerging legal issues and challenges concerning the Metaverse ecosystem.
Dr. Pavan Duggal, is the Chief Executive, Artificial Intelligence Law Hub. He is also the Founder & Chairman of International Commission on Cyber Security Law, President of Cyberlaws.Net and has been working in the pioneering area of Cyber Law, Cyber Security Law & Mobile Law. While a practicing Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Dr. Pavan Duggal has made an immense impact with an international reputation as an Expert and Authority on Cyber Law, Cyber Security Law , Artificial Intelligence Law and E-commerce law.
His empanelment as a consultant to UNCTAD and UNESCAP on Cyber Law and Cyber Crime respectively, membership of the AFACT Legal Working Group of the UN / CEFAT, consulting as an expert with the Council Of Europe on Cyber Crime, inclusion in the Board of Experts of European Commission’s Dr. E-commerce and his work as an expert authority on a Cyber Law primer for E-ASEAN Task Force and as a reviewer for Asian Development Bank speaks volumes of his worldwide acceptance as an authority. Pavan is the President of Cyberlaw Asia, Asia’s pioneering organization committed to the passing of dynamic cyber laws in the Asian continent. Dr Duggal is also a member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Panel of Neutrals.
As an internationally renowned Cyber law and Cyber security subject expert, at the world stage during the High-Level Policy Statement delivered by him at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), UNESCO, UNCTAD & UNDP in Geneva, Switzerland from 25th May – 29th May, 2015. Pavan Duggal has recommended the need for coming up with an International Convention on Cyberlaw & Cyber Security. As a thought leader, Dr. Duggal has suggested that India requires a new legislation that is wholly dedicated to cyber security.
As a subject expert on Artificial Intelligence legalities, Pavan was invited by the Council of Europe to address the Session on Artificial Intelligence Legal and Policy issues on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Cybercrime during the Octopus Conference 2018 held at Strasbourg, France.
Pavan has also authored his seminal Books entitled “Artificial Intelligence Law”, “Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security Law”, “Artificial Intelligence, Cybercrimes & Cyberlaw” and “Artificial Intelligence – Some Legal Principles” which examine the legal and policy issues concerning Artificial Intelligence. He has also authored another Book entitled “Cyber Security Law Thoughts On IoT, AI & Blockchain” examining the legalities concerning Artificial Intelligence.
Pavan is the Honorary Chancellor at Cyberlaw University, dedicated to the cause of online Cyberlaw education. His courses at Cyberlaw University on Cyberlaw and Artificial Intelligence Law has been subscribed to by more than 28,500 students enrolled from 174 countries speaking 53 national languages, with excellent ratings. His online courses include courses on Artificial Intelligence Law; Cyber Security Law in the Western World; AI Law, Ethics, Privacy & Legalities; Blockchain & Law and Internet of Things.
Pavan is a member of the Board of Globethics.net, global network of persons and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics.
Dr Duggal has been the Member of the Public Interest Registry’s.Org Advisory Council. He is a member of ICT policy and governance working group of the UNICT taskforce. He is the legal and policy Consultant to Internet Mark 2 Project, which is examining the next level of internet. He has been invited to be an Associated Fellow of the Centre for Asia Pacific Technology Law and Policy (CAPTEL) at Singapore. He is a Member of Panel of Arbitrators of the Regional Centre for Arbitration, Kuala Lumpur and Asian Domain Names Dispute Resolution Centre at Hong Kong. He is a Panel Member Of Permanent Monitoring Panel For Information Security-World Federation Of Scientists.
He has been associated with the Ministry Of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India on Cyber Law and Electronic Governance legal issues and is a member of Advisory Committee on e-governance in Karnataka constituted by the Government of Karnataka. As also a member of Information Forensic Working Group on E-Information Systems, Security and Audit Association.
Dr. Duggal is a member of Multi – Stakeholder Steering Group of the Asia Pacific Region Internet Governance Forum (APRIGF)
He heads his niche law firm Pavan Duggal Associates, which has practice areas, amongst others, in Cyber Law, Business Process Outsourcing Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Information Technology Law, Information Security Law, Defence, Biotech and Corporate Law.
While he has been a member of the Nominating Committee, Membership Advisory Committee and Membership Implementation Task Force of ICANN, Pavan is also the President of Cyberlaws.Net, which is Internet’s first ever-unique Cyber Law consultancy. In addition, he is the founder of the Cyber Law Association and is also the Founder-President, Cyberlaw India.
Some outstanding pioneering work in the field of BPO legal issues has resulted in his being a member of the BPO Steering Committee of ASSOCHAM. Today, he advises a number of BPO concerns on different legal issues relating to outsourcing. Pavan was the Chairman of the Cyber Law Committee of ASSOCHAM and works closely with CII and FICCI.
Dr. Duggal is a regular on the lecture circuit. He has spoken at over 2000 Conferences, Seminars and Workshops in the last two decades, and has lectured extensively in select Law Colleges. As a Writer, he has made his mark with 194 Books on various aspects of the law in the last 20 years. Dr. Pavan Duggal’s books have been conferred various awards by Book Authority in various categories over a couple of years. In addition, he has been conferred with various awards including “Ordre du Merite de Budapest”, Council of Europe Economic Crime Division, November 2011, Strasbourg. He had contributed a continuing weekly column on diverse aspects of the law, titled ‘Brief Cases’ to the Economic Times, for almost a decade.