Monthly Archives: March 2011

First Techno Legal Cyber Crimes Investigation Manual Of India

Cyber law is a technical subject and this is the reason why law enforcement officials, lawyers and judges find it difficult to understand and apply. This is also the reason that we have a very bad conviction ratio for cyber criminals in India.The task of police, lawyers and judges would become easier if there is a ready reference that they can refer and rely upon in cases of cyber crimes.

E-Discovery In India And Its Uses

ByBaljeet Singh Electronic discovery has many purposes to achieve. It can be used as an effective measure to prevent frauds from being committed by timely detection of suspicious activities. It can also be used for detection of these frauds and crimes after their commission. Thus, e-discovery is both preventive and curative in nature.E-discovery must be regulated by a legal framework to give it

Cyber Due Diligence Could Have Prevented Citibank Fraud

ByPraveen Dalal The Gurgaon based Branch of Citibank was in controversies recently due to the fraud committed by one of its employees. Many depositors and high networth individuals (HNIs) of Citibank were defrauded upto the tune of Rs 460.91 crore in that fraud.The modus operandi of the crime was very simple. The accused committed the fraud by mobilising funds to the tune of Rs 460.91 crore

Banking Regulation Act Amendments Approved By Cabinet

ByPraveen Dalal Finance Ministry of India and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have been working in the direction of bringing many good Financial and Banking Sector Reforms in India. In this direction RBI has already issued two good policy documents that would streamline use of Information Technology to enhance core banking practices in India.The first document is a report of its Working Group on

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) Made Mandatory For All Banks In India

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) executive director G Gopalakrishna recently said that all banks would have to create a position of chief information officers (CIOs) as well as steering committees on information security at the board level at the earliest. G Gopalakrishna further said the banks will have to implement the facility of “second factor verification” at merchant establishments and ATMs

Intelligence Infrastructure Of India Is in Big Mess

ByPraveen Dalal Intelligence Gathering and its timely Analysis and Utilisation are the bench mark of any good and effective Intelligence Infrastructure. When the terrorists attacked Mumbai recently, lack of Intelligence Sharing proved fatal.Although Intelligence Inputs were available, they were not shared and made available in a timely manner. In other words, although Intelligence Agencies did no