The Union authorities’s Cyber Crime portal (cybercrime.gov.in) receives over 3,500 complaints of monetary fraud a day, Lieutenant Normal (retd.) Dr. Rajesh Pant, Nationwide Cyber Safety Coordinator of India, mentioned on Tuesday. Dr. Pant was talking on the launch of a ebook authored by Supreme Court docket advocate N.S. Nappinai.
“Every single day, there are folks dropping cash,” Dr. Pant mentioned, and added, “And these are the individuals who know there’s a [Cyber Crime reporting] portal.”
Widowers and senior residents have been amongst these generally focused, he mentioned. “The prosecution charge is abysmally low,” Dr. Pant complained. “I don’t need to give the share as a result of it’s insignificant.”
‘Turbulence’ in policymaking
There’s a “lot of turbulence” amongst policymakers round cybercrime, Dr. Pant mentioned. The controversy was on “whether or not we should always contemplate cybercrime as a criminal offense and let the IPC [Indian Penal Code] cope with it, or whether or not we contemplate a separate Cyber Safety Act, [to deal with] new age cryptocurrencies and ransomware.”
“There’s an train happening inside the Authorities of India of revising the [Information Technology Act, 2000], the place we’re speaking a few new Digital India Act,” he mentioned.
Dr. Pant cited the examples of the draft Telecom Invoice, which can change the Telegraph Act, “and the [Digital] Private Knowledge Safety Invoice, which is oscillating between private and non-personal information.”