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“Committee” to tackle child pornography and online abuse

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Tackling child pornography and online abuse government decided to set up an expert committee to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cybercrime submitted its report to the Home Ministry.
(Union Home Minister – Rajnath Singh)

  • Government asked Internet Service Providers to block over 800 sites which had child porn content

OUTLAY
Rs 400 crore

ABOUT CYBERCRIME CONTROL HUB

  • It will be called as Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (IC4) to check all cybercrime, including child pornography and online abuse
  • IC4 will have linkages with CCTNS and NATGRID
  • 2 databases having information related to various kinds of crime and criminals.
  • To check attempts by international gangs to penetrate Indian government’s official communication network and hack them.

KEY OBJECTIVES OF IC4Committee

  • To act as a nodal point in the fight against cyber-crime and as an early warning system for law enforcement agencies
  • Set up an open platform for victims to raise cybercrime complaints with online crime reporting
  • To support and coordinate electronic investigations of cybercrime and provide technical assistance to CBI and state police on all cybercrime related issues

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE

  • Reduce crimes against children and women, especially online abuse.
  • These kinds of content and websites need to be monitored and blocked
  • Laws need to be strengthened, parents need to be educated to monitor children activities in cyberspace and educate children about good cyber behaviour
  • Enactment of a new Electronic Evidence Act

WHERE INDIA IS LACKING?
India lacks centralised online reporting mechanism, inadequate infrastructure for cybercrime monitoring and investigation, challenges related to technology and research and development, lack of citizen awareness, legal and jurisdictional issues and lack of Standard Operating Procedure for cybercrime investigation.