Moily: India needs separate law for cyber crimes

By : |January 31, 2010 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Would an amendment to the existing IT act be capable enough of dealing with the ever increasing cyber crime menace? No, at least India’s Law Minister M Veerpan Moily believes so.

"I think instead of amending the IT Act we should have separate laws for each of the classification of the cyber crimes. It is a matter we need to deal with, instead of tinkering with the IT Act from time to time to meet the contingencies," Moily was quoted as saying by PTI.

He added that making laws only to deal with contingencies is ‘not a desired thing’ as it may lead to curtailing the basic substantive rights of the entrepreneurs.

Besides the lack of an exclusive law, there had been reports that police force in the country, especially in Karnataka, are very weak in terms of having knowledge about cyberspace.

As DG of Corps of Detectives (CoD) D V Guruprasad had revealed sometime back, Karnataka has seen no conviction of cyber criminals in the last nine years since the IT Act 2000 was passed.

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