CYBER CRIME: AN OVERVIEW OF RECENT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES IN INDIA
By Aishwarya Pandey
Cyber-crime is one of the most immediate concerns in law enforcement, and many laws have been introduced and/or amended to keep pace with the changing dynamics of cyber space. Due to the very fluid and all-encompassing nature of cyber space, criminal activities within it are harder to detect and difficult to stop which causes long-term negative impact on victims. Moreover, the society is at risk with the increasing popularity of online banking, online shopping, and number of online activities as this requires sensitive personal and financial data of the people. So, understandably, protection against cybercrime is extremely vital for social, cultural and security aspect of a country. The Government of India has enacted IT Act, 2000 to deal with cybercrimes. To keep pace with the changing times, it introduced a number of amendments including the liabilities of intermediaries and offences relating to the cyberspace such as cyber stalking. There, however, remains myriad concerns regarding the operation of these laws which require to be addressed to establish a well-monitored cyber space. This paper will be an analysis of the same and comprise a brief study of cybercrimes and cyberlaws in India.
Keywords: Cyber Crime, Cyber Laws, law enforcement, cyber space, internet.
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