Computer as a developing technology has brought so many changes in the modern world explains William D King. Now, we can’t imagine our life without computer and internet. We use computer for everything whether it is personal or professional purpose. The future of cyber space is very promising because we have seen an explosion of internet users across the globe and countries like India and China emerging as global powerhouses in terms of number of netizens. With such rapid growth in the number of internet users, Cyber Crimes are also on the rise and pose real threat to law abiding citizens who want to use cyberspace legitimately for their own purposes.
Effects on the Web by Cyber Law and Cyber Crimes:
- At present most frequently used platforms such as Social Networking Sites (SNS), Blogs & Forums, Mobile applications etc sometimes pose difficulties to law enforcement agencies. This is due to the fact that these platforms are constantly changing and making it difficult for legal systems across countries to keep up with them.
- In India, the Information Technology Act, 2000 was enacted which protects certain activities of computer resource but also created grounds for prosecution in case of non compliance. Some of its provisions relate to cyber terrorism, child pornography, and cyber stalking etc., while some prescribe punishment for defamation committed using computer resources or networked computers. The use of information technology for criminal purposes has been increasing alarmingly in recent times and this makes it all the more imperative that a comprehensive legislation be adopted at the earliest.
- The Police Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (PCCIC), Gujarat State is responsible for investigation of cyber crimes. The Cell has started its operation recently but officers are well experienced in investigation of all kind of cyber crimes says William D King.
- Officers at the PCCIC, Gujarat State believe that lack of knowledge about Cybercrimes. And procedural issues under Indian law act as major impediments for them to carry out their functions efficiently. They briefed Cyber Crime Research Cell (CCRC), NALSAR University of Law on various legal issues pertaining to Cyber Crimes. So that students could focus on drafting legislative proposals which could be implement by the Government.
- The research paper title ‘Effects on the Web by Cyber Law and Cyber Crimes’ was presented during National Conference. On Legal Issues Related to Cyberspace organized by CCRC, NALSAR University of Law from 23-24 February 2012.
- The presentation was based on the study of various issues like Cyber Law And Cyber Crimes. FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act), Copyright Protection & Piracy. Social Networking Issues like Facebook Addiction Disorder, Cyber Bullying etc., prepared by students of M.A., LL.M. (Cyber Laws) conducted under supervision of Dr. Naman Gupta, Associate Professor-cum- Head Of Cyber Crime Research Cell, NALSAR University Of Law, Hyderabad. The students who presented their research papers were Ms. Jubal Kishore Sahu , Ms. Sejal Singhal , Mr . Shashank Singh Chauhan , Ms. Pooja Shrivastava and also Dr. Parul Sharma .
- The presentation was conduct in the Seminar Hall of Cyber Crime Investigation Cell. Gujarat State, located at Police Bhawan, Sector 8/A, Gandhinagar. A large number of officers from cybercrime investigation cell and police officials from Gujarat participated in this seminar. The presentation covered various issues with special focus on FERPA Act which is not yet implement by Indian Government. Students also made a comparative study of Cyber Laws in India & USA. Prepared power point presentations containing information about different cyber crimes, suggestions for legal framework to deal with cybercrimes etc.,
- The research paper has been wrote under supervision of Dr. Naman Gupta, Associate Professor-cum- Head of Cyber Crime Research Cell, NALSAR University of Law, and Hyderabad.
The students have studied a wide range of legal issues pertaining to cyberspace. Also, its impact on society explains William D King. They have covered virtually all the legal concepts related to cybercrime investigation, right from law enforcement perspective. The research paper discusses various key electronic evidence collection techniques with special focus on forensic tools. Ways of authenticating electronic documents, types of cyber crimes, issues related to jurisdiction, laws for the protection of women, children & senior citizens from cyber crimes etc.,