Technology has increased the methods and possibilities of commission of traditional and modern crimes. A person sitting in one part of the world may commit a cyber crime in another part of the world. Conflict of laws in cyberspace has created unique law enforcement related problems as a given act or omission may be illegal in one country and may be legal in another.
The online defamation case of Google has already reached to Indian Supreme Court. Similarly coordinating law enforcement related actions between Indian law enforcement agencies and foreign companies like Google takes lots of time making the entire exercise problematic and redundant. In the absence of a techno legal framework in India, Indian government is finding it really difficult to manage cyberspace related issues, especially tackling cyber crimes.
Indian government has now decided to formulate a cyber crimes prevention strategy for India. This is a good step in the right direction and we at Perry4Law Organisation and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) welcome this move of Indian government. This has come in the wake of a public interest litigation (PIL) filed at the Supreme Court of India that has asked the centre to frame regulations and guidelines for effective investigation of cyber crimes in India.
The task would essentially require modernisation of police force of India, inculcating cyber crimes investigation skills among Indian law enforcement agencies, enhancing the cyber forensics investigation capabilities of police force, keeping in mind the e-discovery and cyber forensics aspects while making investigations, etc.
Perry4Law and PTLB look forward to a techno legal cyber crimes prevention strategy of India as soon as possible.