India Needs a System to Curb Cyber Crime: Former Judge

Published: 13th December 2015 03:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th December 2015 03:52 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:  Former Madras High Court judge Justice T N Vallinayagam on Friday said cyber crime has grown at an alarming rate and India needs to put in place a system to effectively tackle it.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the third annual ‘National Cyber Safety and Security Standards Summit’ held at PES Institute of Technology. “Cyber security has a lot of importance these days due to the widespread use of Internet. There are rules to be followed when it comes to handling cyber crimes. Many countries have made immense progress in this field, and there is a need for India to take the right steps in this direction,” he said.

Vallinayagam added that these days, people rely too much on social network which can be used for cheating and other crimes. “For instance, there are so many cases of a man and a woman meeting over social media and sharing private details without even seeing each other. This is a dangerous trend,” he said.

Later, Justice K N Basha, chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, said people must know the basic problems with the Internet. “The Internet has both good and bad uses. For instance, though the social media is highly informative, there can be illegal use as well,” he said.

On day one of the two-day conference, the focus was on corporate-centric threats. On day two, people-centric issues will be discussed by eminent security experts from India and abroad.


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