Cops In Delhi Police Need Cyber Forensics Trainings Says Delhi Court

US Agencies Like FBI Would Train Indian Intelligence Officials For Cyber Terrorism And Related IssuesInformation and communication technology (ICT) related legal violations are on rise in India. This covers legal wrongs against hardware, software and cyberspace. India has formulated the Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act 2000) to deal with cyber law contraventions and offences. However, the IT Act 2000 has become outdated and it is no more effective for resolving commercial, e-commerce, business and high tech disputes in India. While companies and their directors are still struggling to deal with the traditional crimes yet the Companies Act 2013 has added additional obligations for them in the fields of cyber law and cyber security. Nevertheless, cyber law due diligence (pdf) is still ignored by all stakeholders including companies, their directors and even government departments. The position has been made worst as there are no mandatory cyber breach disclosure norms in India that can force the companies or their directors to report cyber attacks and cyber breaches to government departments and agencies.

Meanwhile the law enforcement agencies of India are struggling hard to deal with technology related crimes. Whether it is a simple cyber crime or an e-commerce fraud, law enforcement agencies of India are finding it difficult to investigate and solve such cases. E-commerce related litigation in India are going to increase and law enforcement agencies of India are ill prepared to deal with the same. We at Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) believe that techno legal skills development and trainings for law enforcement and intelligence agencies of India is urgently needed. In fact, it has already been proposed that US agencies like FBI would train Indian intelligence officials for cyber terrorism and related issues.

Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) has been providing cyber law, cyber forensics and cyber security trends for many years. They have proved that Indian government in general and law enforcement agencies of India in particular are not well equipped to deal with these techno legal issues. Now a Delhi court has commented that poor knowledge of electronic and forensic techniques is affecting cops from conducting quality probe which is also impacting conviction rate. The court has also asked the Police Commissioner to take steps to impart such training to his juniors. The court said cases of mobile, computer and laptop theft are increasing and to improve the quality of investigation, the officers in top positions, constables and new recruits who are dealing with such matters are required to be imparted at least basic technical training.

With increase in the incidents of mobile/laptop theft and snatching where unknown offenders commit the crime and witnesses are not able to identify the offenders, electronic evidence is very crucial to trace the offender. Lack of knowledge about mobile/computer forensic not only scuttle the investigation but adversely affects the administration of justice, as offenders remains out of reach of police,” Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra said. Over 2300 head constables and constables are posted in North Delhi District and only 107 of them have been imparted basic computer training.

Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) has launched few techno legal training, skills development and online education initiatives. These are managed by Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC). In this regard, PTLB Virtual Campus is providing world renowned techno legal trainings in the fields like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, e-discovery, e-courts, online dispute resolution (ODR), e-commerce, etc. Our cops, lawyers and judges can get best techno legal online trainings and skills development form this platform.

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Virtual Law Campus (VLC) Of India

Virtual Law Campus Of PTLBLegal education in India has seen many ups and downs. There are many shortcomings of the present legal education system of India. The biggest hurdle before a qualitative legal education in India is lack of practical approach towards the study and courses. There are very few law institutions/universities in India that are providing qualitative and practical legal education.

Another major lacuna of Indian legal education is absence of technology law related studies in these institutions. For instance, there are hardly a few universities in India that are providing a full fledged cyber law course. The Information Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act 2000) was passed in the year 2000 as the cyber law of India. However, till 2015 no law university/college has provided a full fledged and practical cyber law course. The mere inclusion of cyber law course as a subject or diploma level course is not enough to produce qualitative cyber law professionals.

Universities and colleges in India are also slow in adopting and using information and communication technology (ICT). For instance, there is no virtual law campus in India as on date. Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) is managing the exclusive techno legal virtual legal education campus (VLEC) of India. The courses are provided through PTLB Virtual Campus. Some of the techno legal online courses provided by virtual legal education campus (VLEC) of India include cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, etc.

The chief objective of VLEC of India is to provide techno legal courses, trainings, skills development programs, etc by using ICT, e-learning and distance learning modes. The main focus of these courses and trainings is to inculcate practical training oriented skills among the enrolled stakeholders. For instance, instead of merely making aware the stakeholders about phishing, VLEC would explain in detail how the same is committed and how to evade and prevent the same.

Over a period of time, we would cover traditional fields like criminal laws, civil laws, marriage and divorce, etc as well. Further, courses on conflict of laws, intellectual property rights, e-discovery, online dispute resolution (ODR), e-courts, etc would also be introduced in due course of time.

PTLB would very soon launch dedicated website(s) for the virtual law campus managed by it. We would also decide whether to merge virtual legal education campus (VLEC) of India and virtual law campus (VLC) of India or to manage them separately for different courses. PTLB has been managing the virtual legal education campus (VLEC) of India since 2011. We would come up with more details about the VLEC and VLC initiatives of PTLB very soon.

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US Agencies Like FBI Would Train Indian Intelligence Officials For Cyber Terrorism And Related Issues

US Agencies Like FBI Would Train Indian Intelligence Officials For Cyber Terrorism And Related IssuesLaw enforcement and intelligence agencies have to deal with diverse nature of issues. With the omnipresence of cyberspace, these agencies are also required to upgrade their cyber skills. Techno legal skills development has become the pressing need of the hour for these agencies. However, Indian agencies are still struggling to enhance their cyber skills in the absence of adequate skills development and training institutions in India.

Cyber terrorism is one such area that raises serious concerns among all the countries and their law enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, the international legal issues of cyber attacks are yet to be formulated and implemented. Academic documents like Tallinn Manual (PDF) are also of little help in this regard.

It has been reported that United States agencies like FBI will train top India intelligence officials to deal with various issues related to cyber terror. India and U.S. have also agreed to enhance cooperation in this regard by sharing of intelligence and by training of skilled security personnel. The decision to start a hotline between the national security advisers of the two countries was also a step in the same direction.

Selective officials from India’s internal and external security as well as intelligence agencies will be sent to the U.S. for training to tackle cyber terrorism in India. As on date, India is running short of skilled workforce to deal with sophisticated cyber attacks and cyber terrorism. There is no doubt that techno legal skills development and training institutions must also be established in India so that trainings and skills development can be managed in India itself.

We at Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) have launched two platforms in this regard. The first one is managed by PTLB and the other one is managed by PTLITC. Basic level trainings and courses are managed by PTLB while highly specialised ones are managed by PTLITC.

PTLB would be starting various techno legal courses very soon. These would also include techno legal skills development and training for law enforcement and intelligence agencies of India and other jurisdictions. Please keep a track of latest developments in this regard at our platforms.

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