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India working with 15 countries for cooperation in information exchange on cyber crimes

India is working for bilateral cooperation with around 15 countries for exchange of information and data pertaining to cyber crimes.

Published: 22nd March 2017 12:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2017 01:13 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: India is working with 15 countries for cooperation in information exchange on cyber crimes and related issues in law enforcement.

In response to a question, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told the Lok Sabha, "India is working for bilateral cooperation with around 15 countries for exchange of information and data pertaining to cyber crimes and related cooperation in law enforcement."

"As per the information provided by Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology, a total number of 155, 164, 199 and 39 websites of central ministries/departments and state overnments were hacked during the year 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (up to February) respectively," the Minister said.

The Minister said the Government has constituted an Expert Group to study the gaps and challenges in handling cyber crimes in the country and prepare a road-map for tackling the problem effectively besides giving recommendations on all facets of the domain.

"Based on the recommendations of the Expert group, the Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children scheme has been approved by the Government," he said.

The Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children scheme seeks to set up an online cyber crime reporting platform, cyber forensic training-cum-laboratories in States/Union Territories, Research and development (R&D) facilities and capacity building in law enforcement agencies against cyber crime across the country.

Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre scheme has been placed before the competent authority for appraisal, Ahir added.



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