Saturday 26 March 2011

Cyber Law Policy Of India

Cyber crime policy of India is an important aspect of technology driven legislations in India. Without a proper policy background, effective cyber laws cannot be formulated in India. The present cyber law of India has decayed and requires an urgent scrapping.

Cyber law of India has reached to its present detrimental position due to lack of accountability and excessive trust upon people who do not understand the importance of a strong and robust cyber law for India. Cyber law of India cannot improve till the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) interferes and initiates the procedure to enact a strong cyber law for India.

Although after the 2G scam Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh has started taking interest in ministry of communication and information technology (MCIT) yet he must also make it sure that the present cyber law of India is cured from the ailments of industrial lobbying and e-surveillance. He must direct the MCIT to urgently draft a new, better and comprehensive cyber law for India.

India has no constitutionally sound lawful interception law in India. Further, India is also not a part of EU Convention on Cyber Crime and its Cyber Law is not as per the Contemporary International Standards, informs Praveen Dalal, managing partner of New Delhi based law firm Perry4Law and Supreme Court lawyer. India must urgently formulate an effective Cyber Law Policy so that the Cyber Law of India may be modernised and made effective, suggests Dalal.

Let us hope India would pay attention to these crucial suggestions and would urgently make its cyber law productive and useful.