Union Information and Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnav on Monday called for a new “dynamic” legal framework that balances the right to privacy and freedom of expression and demands regulation and control to address the challenge of unscrupulous elements in cyberspace.
Speaking at the Second National Conference on Cyber Crime Investigation and Digital Forensics organized by the CBI, the Minister said that over the years technology has brought a lot of productivity, efficiency and benefits but at the same time it has penetrated people’s lives which can be benign. Most of the time it is deadly and intended to be a deceptive act.
He said the problem could be addressed through legal strategies, technology, agencies, capacity building and mutual cooperation.
Talking about the legal strategy to deal with cyber crime, Vaishnav said the legal framework of the country needs to be extensively revised.
“I don’t think any incremental change will help. The change has to be substantial, significant, fundamental and structural,” he said.
He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture, and that his confession had been obtained through torture. While one section of society says the right to privacy and freedom of expression is sacred and no one should be allowed to do so, the other section calls for regulation and control and maintains a balance between the two demands that society strike.
He said that the world has changed fundamentally in the post-Kovid and post-Kovid period and the thinking has changed that the thinking process of the society is now coming to balance.
Referring to countries such as South Korea, Australia, the United States, and the European Union, he said there was a lot of legal, social intervention going on today that was trying to strike a balance between privacy rights and needs. On the other hand for control.
“We are trying to build that social consensus in India as well. This is happening. Opposition parties in Parliament, who have been very vocal about the government trying to infiltrate the lives of the people, have been very vocal about it. “We need more regulation. We need more control. We need a legal framework that protects the privacy of the people as well as the right of people to live peacefully.
“The legal framework needs to be a whole new legal framework, one that is dynamic, one that is consistent with the times, one that addresses the aspirations of our generation, as well as the people, the social media that is responsible and keeps those who want it away,” he said. Hard earned savings cheated away.
“All of these things are part of a larger regulatory framework that needs to be addressed,” he said.
The Minister awarded Police Medal for meritorious service to 12 CBI officers and Extraordinary Intelligence Medal to two CBI officers.
Speaking before the conference, CBI Director Subodh Kumar Jaiswal said that due to advances in information technology, it was cybercriminals who took the first step with an innovative approach and law enforcement agencies usually followed cybercriminals with new tools to track them. Them
He called for greater international cooperation between the investigating agencies of different countries to curb the activities of cyber criminals spread all over the world.