Friday, January 6, 2012

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) In India

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) in India is booming and the reason for the same is educated and English speaking legal workforce. Although legal process outsourcing (LPO) services in India are growing yet competition from other Asian countries is also increasing. There are other destinations as well that possess English speaking educated workforce. Therefore, legal workforce of India must be skilled driven to keep the LPO advantage intact.

Legal fraternity of India must explore new fields of legal practice. For instance, legal cyber security services in India have great demand. Similarly, e-discovery outsourcing, LPO and KPO services in India are also going to increase in future. However, there are very few LPO and KPO companies and firms in India that are providing e-discovery services in India and cyber security related legal services. While there is no doubt about the quality of legal research in India yet techno legal fields are still not explored in India.

Techno legal LPO and KPO services in India are going to be in great demand. This is more so for regarding the knowledge process outsourcing (KPO) services in India that are domain specific and high expertise based assignments. Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) have been providing the best techno legal LPO and KPO services in India and elsewhere.

Some of the exclusive techno legal LPO and KPO services of Perry4Law and PTLB include brand protection, corporate services, contract management, cyber due diligence, cyber forensics, cyber law, cyber security, e-discovery, IPRs management, litigation support, LPO, LPO and KPO skills development, reputation management, social media compliances, cyber law due diligence compliances, cyber security due diligence compliances, etc.

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) services in India need to be suitable molded keeping in mind the present requirements of information and communication technology (ICT). Presently this is not happening and this is also affecting the share of LPO and KPO assignments forwarded to India.

India must deliver high quality LPO and KPO services that other destinations may not be able to provide. However, techno legal skills development for lawyers, LPO and KPO is required to meet this objective. The sooner it is done the better it would be fore the larger interest of LPO and KPO industry of India.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Legal Cyber Security Services In India

Cyber security has become inevitable and essential for individuals and companies dealing in an online environment. Whether it is e-banking, e-commerce, e-governance, online ticket booking or any other similar online transaction, cyber security is not only a safety requirement but also a legal requirement.

Of late, cyber law due diligence and cyber security due diligence has been mandated by the information technology act 2000 (IT Act 2000) for various stakeholders. IT Act 2000 is the Cyber law of India that prescribes that Internet intermediaries and Indian companies are required to follow due diligence while dealing in an online environment and while providing online services.

Cyber security in India is still not significantly followed by individuals and companies. Individuals and companies in India are frequently targeted by cyber criminals and these individuals and companies suffer looses due to the cyber crimes committed by cyber criminals. The cyber security trends in India 2011 by Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) have proved that India has been lax on the part of adoption of cyber security. Even cyber forensics in India has not been adopted well in India.

The problem lies with India’s national cyber security policy. The national cyber security policy of India has not been formulated keeping in mind the techno legal requirements of present and future India. Further, we have no dedicated computer security laws in India. Although the cyber law of India covers few provisions in this regard yet they are not sufficient to address the requirements of cyber security in India.

We have very few cyber law firms in India and cyber security law firms in India are almost missing. Further, we have very few ICT and cyber law lawyers in India that understand the nuances of information technology. Lack of expertise is the main reason that we have almost nil cyber security laws, lawyers and law firms in India. Of course, at Perry4Law and PTLB we have been providing the exclusive techno legal cyber security services in India.

Cyber security legal practice in India and abroad has great potential and lawyers and law firms must not waste this opportunity. Lawyers and other professionals must undergo practical cyber security courses in India. In fact, PTLB e-learning platform is providing techno legal cyber security courses, education and trainings to various stakeholders. PTLB is also managing a techno legal online lawyers training institute in India. We hope lawyers and law firms would not hesitate to capatilise the emerging cyber security legal practice in India and abroad.