Action plan for cyber crimes: Home Ministry

Action plan for cyber crimes: Home Ministry
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First Published: Mon, Sep 10 2007. 02 57 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Sep 10 2007. 02 57 PM IST
New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs announced that it will soon set up a high powered committee to develop a comprehensive action plan to effectively deal with threats arising out of cyber crimes.
Speaking at an international conference on cyber crimes, organized by Assocham, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Sriprakash Jaiswal, said, “the committee would be set up under the private public partnership (PPP) model in which officials from law enforcing agencies and professionals from IT industry would be brought in to tackle growing threat from cyber crimes and suggest necessary remedies”.
It would recommend ways of curtailing effect of cyber crimes within a time bound period so that they are effectively dealt with and culprits apprehended without any delay.
The concerned parliamentary standing committee has informed Home Affairs Ministry that it has cleared the new cyber crime Bill. He said that a high powered committee was being set up to suggest foolproof measures to completely shield threats arising out of cyber crimes.” Formation of the concerned committee would shortly be announced, indicated the Minister.
Committee’s charter
* Ministry of Home Affairs will curb threats on national security by all means as computer technology would ultimately become a facilitator for India’s growth rather than affecting its adversely.
* Cyber crimes have not only affected India but also the world as a whole including developed countries like USA, Japan and UK and therefore international cooperation among leading groups is necessary to collectively beat cyber crime.
* CBI and various state police organizations have set up their respective cyber crime cells and computer forensic facilities.
* All laboratories of Directorate of Forensic Sciences and government examiners of Questioned Documents have computer Forensic Facilities. For smooth functioning of all digital infrastructure, regular training programmes and workshops, seminars and symposia for trainers to handle digital crimes will be organised.
*Constant efforts will be made to further equip law enforcing agencies with latest technology equipment to enable them deal effectively and efficiently with cyber crimes.
*Effective cyber laws alone will help resolve digital crimes.
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First Published: Mon, Sep 10 2007. 02 57 PM IST