India backs ‘new cyber law regime’

The note stresses that governments, organisations and individuals must take steps to enhance the security of information technology.

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: April 22, 2014 11:32 pm

India is going to press for a “new cyber jurisprudence” independent of political compulsions in an effort to deal with cyber crimes, an internal government note has said. This proposal will be made at the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 23-24.

Accessed by The Indian Express, the government’s submission to the meeting states, “A mechanism for accountability should be put in place in respect of crimes committed in cyberspace, so the internet is a free and secure space for universal benefaction. A ‘new cyber jurisprudence’ needs to be evolved to deal with cyber crime, without being limited by political boundaries, so cyber-justice can be delivered in near real time.”

The note stresses that governments, organisations and individuals must take steps to enhance the security of information technology. It also says structures that manage and regulate core internet resources need to be made democratic.

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