Law schools to focus on cyber laws

Union law minister M Veerappa Moily has requested law schools to lay more emphasis on cyber laws and cyber crimes while training students, judicial officers and law enforcers.

With the advent of internet and broadband revolution in India, Cyberlaws and cybercrimes are becoming common these days. Cyber crimes in India are dealt with under the Information Technology Act. The IT Act has also linked to the relevant sections in the Indian Penal Code as charging sections for prosecution. With the amendment Act of 2008, the IT Act has got a lot more teeth and is an upcoming practice area for professionals.

Addressing a national workshop on ‘judicial reforms’ Moily said the government will introduce a couple of bills relating to right to privacy and protection of children against pornography in the next session of Parliament.


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