Roadmap for Effectively Tackling Cyber Crimes in the Country

Q.  Expert Group constituted by the MHA in December 2014 submitted its report to the ministry on 15th September 2015 according to which it has decided the following:
- Published on 17 Sep 15

a. Creation of new Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre at INR 500 crore linking NATGRID and CCTNS and branches in states to tackle the menace
b. Amendment in current laws pertaining to cybercrime to make them more relevant to the present environment.
c. Both of the above
d. Neither of the above

ANSWER: Both of the above
Expert Group has submitted a “Roadmap for Effectively Tackling Cyber Crimes in the Country“ to the Home Minister on Tuesday after examining the international practices on cyber crime prevention. The centre will check attempts by global gangs to penetrate Indian government communication networks and advance application for Social media Analytics to monitor special media platforms in activities pertaining to the government organisations, departments and ministries. Committee also indicated government should reduce dependence on foreign servers and ensure a dedicated secure gateway for all government communication. Separate agency was also proposed for online cyber crime registration. Expert committee has also asked for changes in Evidence Act as per changing environment to prosecute cyber crimes, public awareness campaign, sensitisation of states and setting up of cyber forensic labs in states.

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