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Forensics Analysis Of Nokia’s Computer Used To Download Software In India

Forensics Analysis Of Nokia’s Computer Used To Download Software In IndiaNokia has been accused of violating income tax and transfer pricing laws of India. Nokia India has flatly denied these allegations and has been maintaining that it is complying with all the applicable laws of India.

In order to strengthen its allegations and prove its point, the income tax department officials paid a visit to Nokia India’s factory at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, along with Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) officials from Hyderabad.

The idea was to verify and analyse Nokia India’s computers using cyber forensics methodologies that are suspected to be used for downloading software from parent company.

The verification started at 11:30 AM on Thursday and around 10-15 officials from the IT department along with two experts from the Central Forensic Science Labs were part of the verification, which lasted for almost seven hours.

The verification visit was triggered because during recording of statements in the last few weeks, Nokia officials gave different versions. The department sought a third party cyber expert to prove what Nokia did was wrong, and to strengthen the case, if it goes to a Court.

We at Perry4Law and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) believe that this is the right approach to gather digital evidence. The experience officials from the CFSL would consider all the aspects of cyber forensics, e-discovery, etc. Further, paper evidence scanning and e-discovery legal issues in Indiaand optical character recognition (OCR) legal issues India should also be kept in mind by the CFSL officials.

The department is expected to raise demand anytime with Nokia for Rs 3,000 crore tax deducted at source (TDS) and if they don’t compile with the law the department may consider freezing their bank accounts and their assets. The department is also alleging a transfer pricing violation of about Rs 10,000 crore.

According to the department, the Indian subsidiary of Finland-based handset manufacturer Nokia, has been downloading software from its parent company to manufacture mobile handsets at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, but had not paid tax on royalty for downloading.

Techno Legal Initiatives Of Perry4Law And PTLB

Techno Legal Initiatives Of Perry4Law And PTLBTechno legal issues pose special challenges before all nations. This is so because these issues are complex combination of both technical and legal issues. At Perry4Law and Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) we have been spearheading many world renowned techno legal initiatives.

For instance, Perry4Law and PTLB are managing the exclusive techno legal centre of excellence for cyber forensics in India, centre of excellence on cyber security in India, virtual legal education campus in India and techno legal e-learning centre of PTLB, lifelong techno legal education in India, legal enablement of ICT systems in India, etc.

Similarly, on the education, trainings and skills development front as well Perry4Law and PTLB have been managing many initiatives. For instance, the exclusive techno legal e-learning in India is managed by PTLB whereas highly specialised and domain specific trainings and education is managed by Perry4Law techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC).

Perry4Law and PTLB are also managing the exclusive techno legal e-courts consultancy and training centre of India, online dispute resolution services in India, e-discovery services in India, e-commerce services in India, cyber forensics services in India, cyber security services in India, LPO and KPO services in India, etc.

We are also discussing important issues pertaining to international ICT policies and strategies. Similarly, techno legal issues are specifically discussed at PTLB blog. We hope these initiatives would prove useful to all stakeholders.

Source: ICTPS Blog

Cyber Forensic Investigation Solutions in India Are Needed

Cyber Forensic Investigation Solutions in India Are NeededCyber forensics requires application of both technical and legal mind to a situation. If either of them is missing, the entire purpose of cyber forensics exercise would be frustrated. Cyber forensics also requires a greater degree of care and expertise as compared to electronic discovery whose purposes may be limited in nature.

India has a unique cyber culture that requires effective cyber forensics and electronic discovery capabilities. Further, cyber security research and development is also required to be enhanced in India. Companies and firms providing cyber forensics services in India must also innovate so that international cyber threats can be effectively tackled. These companies and firms must also invest in producing world class cyber forensics solutions in India.

On the education front as well we need to do a lot in India. Indian educational system is academic in nature with little scope for professional and vocational studies. The traditional educational system would take decades to reform and we need parallel initiatives in this regard that are free from procedural hassles and bureaucratic hurdles.

Corruption in higher legal education in India is rampant and it needs to be curbed. PhDs in India are dying and if the Indian government does not intervenes immediately; there is no scope and future for cyber forensics education in India as well. Virtual campuses are the solution for corrupt higher education in Indiaand they must be encouraged in India.

At Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) we are managing a techno legal e-learning platform that is providing cyber forensics trainings and courses world wide. We are also providing cyber crime investigation trainings in India.

In order to effectuate and strengthen the cyber forensics investigation solutions in India, Perry4Law, PTLB and Perry4Law Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC) are also managing the exclusive techno legal cyber forensics tools and software repository of India. It consists of the most advanced cyber forensics tools and software that can be used in a varied of situations.

We are also in the process of developing cyber forensics best practices that would be compatible with Indian requirements. We expect a more pro active and direct role by Indian government in this crucial field that has been ignored for long.