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Adv (Dr.) Prashant Mali [MSc(Computer Science), LLB, LLM, Ph.D.]

Founder & President at Cyber Law Consulting

Mumbai, India

8091 Followers

Internationally renowned Cyber Security, Cyber Law & Privacy Expert Lawyer & thought Leader to have a Masters in Computer Science and a Masters in Law with a Ph.D. in International Cyber Law & Cyberwarfare. He has 25 years of working experience in the field of Technology and Law.
Received National Cyber Defence Award 2019 by the Hands of Gen. Shekatkar
Awarded "Best Cyber Lawyer 2017" award presented by the Legal Legend Soli Sorabjee
Awarded "Cyber Security Lawyer of the Year: India 2016" by Financial Magazine (UK)
Awarded "Cyber Security Professional of the year (Asia Pacific):2016 by Infosec Group
Awarded "Cyber Law & Cyber Security Lawyer of the Year:2014" by INBA
Awarded Infosec Maestros "Special Achievement Award for Excellence in Cyber Law"
He has been interviewed by leading TV channels and quoted by leading new papers across the world. He is a well applauded International Keynote Speaker in conferences, seminars & summits.
He has trained Judges, Police, Politicians, Defence personnel and Teachers in cyber & privacy related issues
Author of 8 Books on Cybersecurity, Cybercrime, Cyber Law & GDPR
Articles & Columns Published: Times of India, DNA, Business Standard, DATAQUEST, ITNEXT, Broadcast & Films, CXO Forum, PCQuest, CSI Comm, Asian Age, Economic Times, computer world, CSO online etc
Goal - To be a Human Being day after day
Specialties: Legal Counsel & adviser for Cyber Crime & Cyber Security, Privacy Law, Adjudication, Cyber Crime Lawyer, Cyber Lawyer, IT Act 2000 compliance, Data Privacy, Cloud Computing,Big Data, Data & Source Code Theft, Domain Name Dispute, facebook abuse, Intl Drafting, Computer Forensics Expert, ecommerce, fintech, AI, Blockchain, Robotics etc
Provides Expert Opinion in matters of "Source Code Theft" , "Data Theft", "Email Hacking", "Domain Name Dispute","Hacking","Online Defamation","TradeMark & Copyright Violation","Electronic evidence", Cyber Risk Management & Cyber Frauds, Fintech legal compliance, ecommerce laws, Digital signatures.
He has been instrumental for trained Police officers, Lawyers, politicians, Government officers & Judges across India
His Philanthropic activity includes donating computers & books to schools and police. Spreading cyber-related awareness in society by taking free sessions.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Mumbai
Speaking Topics: Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Cyber warfare

Adv (Dr.) Prashant Mali [MSc(Computer Science), LLB, LLM, Ph.D.]Points
Academic15
Author113
Influencer107
Speaker14
Entrepreneur50
Total299

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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Prashant Mali Law Offices
Theatre: India
Media Experience: 25 years

Areas of Expertise

AI 46.75
Blockchain
Cloud
Cybersecurity 57.86
Data Center
Fintech
Privacy 67.24
Risk Management 30.35
Startups
Business Strategy 36.52
Culture 30.29
Leadership 30.31

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Chemicals
Engineering & Construction
Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Insurance
Media
Oil & Gas
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications

Publications

3 Article/Blogs
How you can stay safe from rising ATM frauds :-
linkedin
May 02, 2019
Avoid using the ATM in the desolated and secluded areas. If you find anything suspicious then it is better to leave the site.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

Call Details in a CDR cannot prove Location of a Criminal - Setback Case Law
linkedin
December 07, 2018
A very important landmark judgement impairing investigations of police & LEA's has been pronounced. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that the ‘movement of SIM card’ will not necessarily indicate the movement of Mobile phone holder person along with it. This also affirms my teachings from last 6-7 years to LEA's and Judges that CDR is not a conclusive proof and only should be relied on with when corroborative evidence is present. CDR or Call Data Record or Call Detail Record, has been a major tool for the investigating agencies to establish the presence of an accused at the scene of crime. It means that call details, in the absence of corroborative and other evidence, cannot be the sole ground to secure conviction.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

How will the GDPR impact Indian organization’s ?
linkedin
May 22, 2018
The current EU Data Protection Directive primarily affects organisations established in Europe that control personal data (Data Controllers). However, it also has some effect on Data Controllers who are in India. For example, if a non-EU Data Controller uses equipment within Europe for the processing of personal data ....

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Tags: Cybersecurity

2 Books
CYBER LAW & CYBER CRIMES SIMPLIFIED
Cyber Infomedia
January 01, 2017
The book Cyber law & Cyber Crimes simplified by Adv. Prashant Mali is the highest-selling book on amazon. this is meant for the common man with cyber and mobile issues to understand the nitty grittes of law in a simple and lucid manner along with illustrations and examples
contains coverage on Data Theft, Hacking, pornography, ransomeware, credit card frauds, software piracy, DDoS like cyber crimes and remedies.

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Privacy

Cyber Law & Cyber Crimes- Information Technology Act, 2000 with IT Rules, 2011
Snow White Publication
January 01, 2012
The book Cyber law & Cyber Crimes- Information Technology Act, 2000 with IT Rules, 2011 by Adv. Prashant Mali contains exhaustive coverage on Data Theft, Hacking, E-Commerce, E-Taxation, E-Contracts, Software Piracy, Cloud Computing, IPR in Cyber World, Electronic Evidence, Forensics Evidence, Forensics & Investigation, Reasonable Security Practices & Case Laws. This book is a official reference book for Bachelors in Engineering (computer engg), LLB and PG in Cyber Law courses of Mumbai University

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Tags: AI, Cybersecurity, Privacy

1 eBook
GDPR Articles With Commentary & EU Case Laws
Cyber Infomedia
April 02, 2019
This book deals with the practical implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Articles with commentary, analytical provisions, case laws, and checklist etc. Application scope of every article, organisational and material requirements for data protection are fairly explained so to have easy understanding and accessibility to any student, auditor, lawyer, DPO or other professionals as and when needed.

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Tags: Privacy

1 Founder
Cyber Law Consulting (Advocates & Attorneys)
Prashant Mali
January 01, 2002
Cyber Law Consulting is a leading technology law firm and was founded by me in 2002. This caters to Forbes 100 companies and governmental organisations in a niche cyberspace & data protection segment

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Tags: Business Strategy, Cybersecurity, Privacy

2 Influencer Awards
Chevening India Cybersecurity Fellowship
UK State Department
January 06, 2016
Chevening India Cyber Security Fellowship. The Chevening India Cyber Security Fellowship is aimed at mid-career professionals with demonstrable leadership potential in the field of cybersecurity or cyber policy in India. The fellowship is funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. conducted at the Cranfield University campus inside of Defence Academy of UK

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

Cyber law and Cybersecurity Lawyer of the year 2014
Indian National Bar Association
December 01, 2014
Adv. Prashant Mali only distinguished Cyber Security & Cyber Law Expert and A High Court Lawyer in the country to have Masters in Computer Science and Masters in Law with Certification in Computer Forensics & Information Systems Security Auditing with prior working experience in the field of Software, Networking & IT Security. He currently handles Landmark court cases in the History of The IT Act, 2000 and is a coveted Legal counsel for Electronic evidence, IT Act, 2000, IPR, Data Privacy, Frauds or Economic offences related arguments. He has more than 20 Yrs. of all-round IT & Law (Litigation &Consulting). He is the president of a law firm called Cyber Law Consulting based out of Mumbai.“Cyber Law & Cyber Security Lawyer of the year: 2014” award presented to Adv. Prashant Mali, Cyber & Security Law expert by Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament and National Spokesperson, Bharatiya Janta Party at INBA 65th National Law Day.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

1 IP Asset
EUGDPR Institute
Government of India Trademark Registry
February 26, 2018
I own the trademark for EUGDPR Institute and the domain www.eugdprinstitute.com

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Tags: Business Strategy, Privacy

3 Journal Publications
India needs Cyber Weapons and Policy
Cyber Nomics
November 30, 2019
Cyberweapons are stealth weapons. They don’t have the flash and bang of canons and missiles; they hit as in computer programs and are used to silently infiltrate individual machines and entire networks. They have the capacity to strike with great precision, shutting down critical infrastructure, confusing enemy signals, upending communications, and responding to and redirecting military attacks before they occur. Before India, ideally, the question is no longer: “Should we do this?” The question is now: “Can we do this?

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

PRIVACY REGULATORY AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK IN INDIA
International Journal of Law and Policy Review
January 11, 2018
Privacy has been a sensitive question lurking over the head of Indian
administrators who have been equally reluctant and ignorant about
answering the same. The advent of Aadhaar Act in 2016 and
Government’s mandate of linking Aadhaar with PAN had mooted up
the issue of Privacy once again. Article 21 of the Constitution
provides privacy to the citizens but only to a limited extent, which was
put to question in several instances. The entire nation anticipates the
decision of the Aadhaar Case. The judgment in the case of Justice
Puttaswamy is famously known as the Privacy Case finally arrived on
24th August 2017, which will directly impact several cases of Aadhaar
pending before the Supreme court. Meanwhile, the Legislators have
kept a blind eye to the long-awaited Privacy Protection Bill of 2011.
While concern over Individuals Privacy continued to vacillate until
recently, the judgment has clarified situations to a large extent. Other
sectors such as banking and welfare have brought forth their own
rules to regulate Privacy concern. The article discusses the present
the legal situation of Privacy under various legislations, the impact of
recent privacy judgment in India and analyses whether the current
regulations created by various authorities such as SEBI, RBI, IRDAI
have something substantial to offer or are just there to mellow down
the daunting public.

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Tags: Privacy

Defining Cyber Weapon in Context of Technology and Law
International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IJCWT)
January 01, 2018
This article describes how the interconnected world of today, or the cyber space so often called, is easily accessible through a wide array of devices and has an impact and reach beyond geo-political boundaries Owing to high levels of connectivity and the nature of E-governance activities today, the cyber space is rapidly becoming a potential global battlefield for cyber warfare among various state and non-state entities. An effective cyber weapon in this space is like an indicator of cyber power, its nature being offensive or defensive. Parameters of effectiveness and reliability range from the type of developer of the weapon, whether state or non-state to its longevity in time and technology and others like possibility of an economic implementation along with the scope of its usage. This article is aimed at analyzing existing definitions, opinions and notions about cyber weapons and defining the term cyber weapon from a techno-legal perspective, which could be universally acceptable and have characteristics of enforceability across all domains: civil, criminal & defense applications.

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Tags: Cybersecurity

2 Keynotes
Regulating and Governing OTT's, Web Series and Online Games
Limitless
May 14, 2019
Prashant Malis Keynote speech at Mumbai in a conference co-organised by CINTAA and Limitless. He Spoke on Laws and Regulations required for OTT's, Web Series and Online Games. He also spoke on laws for content creators and the position of IPR i.e. copyright in film, TV & Web series industry

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

IBA Secure Banking in a Digital Era
Indian Banking Association
September 15, 2018
I spoke about the increased responsibilities towards cybersecurity of CISO in banks. How CISO can quickly become part of international investigations if there banking network is compromised. This opening address keynote was before 300 CISO's of Banks as this conference was organised by Indian Banking Association which is the Apex organisation of Bankers

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

2 Media Interviews
Ransom-payers are also the cause of ransomware proliferation
Business Standard
January 07, 2017
operations at a terminal of the country’s largest container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai, came to a standstill earlier this week. The process of loading and unloading containers was halted as the port’s computers shut down after a major cyberattack that swept across the globe.
The aggressiveness of the malware showed that such attacks were capable of bringing both corporate and government networks to a sudden halt. The ransom to retrieve files was reported $300, to be paid in virtual currency bitcoins.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Risk Management

Blue Whale suicide: 'Gaming regulator can save lives; India needs one fast'
Business Standard
January 01, 1970
The government finally woke up to the threat of the Blue Whale challenge and asked internet giants such as Google and Facebook to block access to the game that has pushed many young people to suicide around the world, including in India. In the wake of this imminent threat online, Prashant Mali, a Bombay High Court lawyer and cyber policy expert, in an interview to Veer Arjun Singh explains why India needs to have a gaming regulator to filter through the dangers.

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Tags: Culture, Cybersecurity, Leadership

1 Panel
Creating safe online space for Women and child
Centre for CSR & sustainability excellence - DTalk
September 15, 2018
Cyber & Privacy Law Expert Lawyer of Bombay High court, Mr Prashant Mali Explains about Cybersecurity and online safety at D-Talk. Cybersecurity needs to be in the culture of every individual and accept the vulnerabilities then only we can ensure online security

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

1 Speaking Engagement
Cyber Crime Incidents at GCC Countries
Gartner
May 14, 2019
Prashant Mali at Gartner Security & Risk Conference in Dubai relates a cybercrime and cybersecurity incident of ransomware. How companies have started budgeting for paying the ransom and what is cyber insurance protection company should take.
Unauthorised access for inserting ransomware and asking for ransom is cybercrime and is punishable in UAE & GCC Countries

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy

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