Information 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 However, the IT Act 2000 has become outdated and it is no more effective for resolving commercial, e-commerce, business and high tech disputes in India.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.