Special Courts Could Be Required by India To Try Cybercrime Cases
By Rafia

In an e-mail interview with Bhupesh Daheria, the CEO of Aegis School of Data Science shares his views on the execution of cybersecurity sectors and laws that are vulnerable to cyberattacks. On being asked if the IT act is enough to fight cybercrime, Bhupesh commented: While there are major gaps in data protection and privacy, the bigger issue is inadequate enforcement of the IT Act. The state police departments are not having adequate capacity to register, investigate and prosecute cybercrimes. We may require specialized ‘cyber courts’ to ensure speedy trial and conviction. If the speed of the criminal justice system is not commensurate with the rapid pace of developments in cybersecurity, it will embolden cybercriminals. The biggest weakness is the inadequate regulation of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is a very specialised dual-use knowledge that can be put to good use , as well as bad use. Therefore, the profession of cybersecurity needs to be regulated like doctors, pharmacies, etc. Singapore has taken the lead to implement this model.

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