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Expert Group on tackling cyber crimes submitted its report to Ministry of Home Affairs

Sep 18, 2015 09:05 IST

An Expert Group on tackling cyber crimes submitted its report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on 15 September 2015.

The report was titled Roadmap for Effectively Tackling Cyber Crimes in the Country and was prepared after examining the global practices on cyber crime prevention.

Among the other measures suggested by the expert panel, establishment of a Indian cyber crime coordination centre or I4C was the most prominent that will have following features

• It will monitor, analyze and counter cyber crimes and facilitate online reporting of cyber offences.
• It will have real-time analytics of various categories of cyber crimes along with their place of origin and incidence of occurrence.
• It will facilitate India’s cooperation from global internet giants like Google, Facebook, etc that having servers abroad in tackling crimes such as child pornography and fake identity.
• Besides a national coordination agency at the centre it will have branches in states and UTs.
• It will be synced with the national intelligence grid (NATGRID) and crime and criminal tracking network system (CCTNS) to pick up and gather information of cyber crimes and analyse and predict future trends.
• It will be set up under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) with an estimated cost of 500 crore rupees.

About the Expert Committee

The five member group consisting of experts and professionals was set up by the MHA on 24 December 2014.

The formation of the committee became necessary as a fast growing economy India is susceptible to International and domestic Cyber attacks and there is a need to ensure Cyber Crime free environment.

As per an estimate, there has been almost 40 percent annual increase in cyber crimes registered in the country during the past 2-3 years.

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