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Need for unified law to fight cyber crime: Mumbai top cop

Posted on Jan 31, 10:52AM | UNI

Mumbai, Jan 30 : Drawing attention to the serious security threats posed by cyber crimes as well as due to illegal immigrants specially from Bangladesh, Dr Satya Pal Singh, city police commissioner, today advocated the need for adoption of newer technologies to control crime both at Cyber Space as well as within the country.

'It is indeed difficult to tackle such criminal activity particularly due to the changes in the demography of the state
and it is in this context we need to adopt newer technologies to
control crimes both at Cyber Space as well as within the country.

This is one of the biggest challenges before us,' he said while
addressing the interactive session on 'Cyber Safety and Security'
during the Cyber Safety Month organised by the All India Association of Industries (AIAI), Greater Mumbai Police, NASSCOM and World Trade Centre Mumbai here.

Dr Singh stressed on discussing the ways and means to formulate a unified law and proper structure to fight cyber crimes which are increasing with the advent of technology.

The Police Commissioner said the need of the hour is to create and learn from each other particularly through training programmes on cyber laws and cyber safety measures and also in educating the youth who are technologically savvy and very active on social media.

Calling for prompt response and co-operation from service providers and social media companies such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter in tracing or tracking the cyber criminals, he appealed to the diplomatic community to initiate the action for creating a unified law with a view to bringing the culprits to task.

In view of the rise of cyber crimes, he said, it is imperative that countries share data and technology as well as effective methods to curb these anti-social activities.

'We need to modify old laws and also work on a virtual treaty that will facilitate in nabbing the perpetrators of cyber crimes and also strengthen the cyber crime cell of the police,' he said.

Consul Generals from over 22 countries were present on the occasion and expressed similar views on uniting together to fight
the menace of Cyber Crime.

Some of the Consul Generals also expressed similar view as that of Dr Singh for a unified law and the importance of coming together to fight this brigade and protect the users particularly the youth.