Prevention and Regulation of Cyber-Crimes in the Age of Terrorism: The Legal and Policy Model from India

Prevention and Regulation of Cyber-Crimes in the Age of Terrorism: The Legal and Policy Model from India

S.R. Subramanian (Hidayatullah National Law University, India)
Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 12
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-012-8.ch013
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India is the 12th nation in the world to have a special system of laws addressed to the information technology sector. Besides the general criminal law of the country, the Information Technology Act, 2000 incorporates a special legal framework relating to cyber-crimes. Looking differently, India is also a global hub of information technology and its allied services. Accordingly, the growth and development of the information technology sector and its contribution to national economy is phenomenal. It is in this context, the chapter examines and analyses the Indian ICT laws and policies in the backdrop of cyber-crime prevention and regulation, with the aim of offering a comprehensive model of ICT policy. It will discuss the extent of legal framework in the light of classification and criminalization of various cyber-crimes. Also, while examining the policy instruments, it will bring out the public and private initiatives on protection of information infrastructures, incident and emergency response and the innovative institutions and schemes involved.
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Cyber-Criminal Law In India

India is the 12th nation in the world to have a special system of laws addressed to the information technology sector (Regulatory norms, 2006). Recognizing the potential contributions the information technology sector can make to the socio-economic development of the country, the legislation sought to create an environment for electronic commerce. It also incidentally criminalizes and punishes certain conduct prohibited under the law. These provisions are in addition to the general criminal law contained in the Indian Penal Code, 1860, itself amended by the Information Technology Act, 2000. Most importantly, a thorough overhaul of cyber-criminal law, inter alia, has taken place through the Information Technology Amendment Act, 20081.

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Table of Contents
Peter Shields
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Chapter 1
Sitalakshmi Venkatraman
Organisations around the world are increasingly relying on the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for their business... Sample PDF
A Framework for ICT Security Policy Management
Chapter 2
Stephen M. Mutula
E-government is a new and complex field which is yet to be clearly understood because of lack of a well developed theoretical framework.... Sample PDF
A Model for Building Trust in E-Government
Chapter 3
Chockalingam Annamalai, Wahyudi Yososutikno, Ng Khar Thoe
Worldwide, Mobile phone technology is increasing at a remarkable rate. Mobile technologies (m-technologies) allow students to gather access and... Sample PDF
Adopting Mobile Devices in Classroom: An Empirical Case Study from Indonesian Teachers
Chapter 4
Helena Grunfeld, Sriram Guddireddigari, Benita Marian, John Peter, Vijay Kumar
The field research covered in this chapter represents the first wave of a longitudinal study, aimed at testing a framework for evaluating the... Sample PDF
Analysing an ICT4D Project in India Using the Capability Approach and a Virtuous Spiral Framework
Chapter 5
Swapneshwar Goutam
This chapter focuses on the issues evolved out of the Indian Information Technology Act of 2000; the key subject related to authentication of... Sample PDF
Analysis of Speedy Uptake of Electronic and Digital Signatures in Digital Economy with Special Reference to India
Chapter 6
Udo Richard Averweg, Geoff Joseph Erwin
This chapter discusses that information and communication technologies (ICTs) can (and should) be used to disseminate information and participation... Sample PDF
Context for ICT’s Role in South African Development
Chapter 7
Alex Ozoemelem Obuh, Ihuoma Sandra Babatope
This chapter discusses cybercrime and cybercrime regulation in the Nigeria. It gives the meaning to cybercrime, types of cybercrimes (of which... Sample PDF
Cybercrime Regulation: The Nigerian Situation
Chapter 8
Saul F.C. Zulu
While emerging information and communications technologies (ICTs) offer possible solutions to some of the problems of applying ICTs in Africa, there... Sample PDF
Emerging Information and Communication Technology Policy Framework for Africa
Chapter 9
Nelson Edewor
Information Communication Technology (ICT) has raised new ethical concerns about the protection of personal privacy, protection of intellectual... Sample PDF
Ethics and Social Issues Related to Information Communication Technology (ICT)
Chapter 10
Okon E. Ani, Margaret Edem
ICT is transforming library practices and procedures the world over. The aim of this chapter is to address the access gap to ICT by highlighting the... Sample PDF
Framework for Effective Development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy in University Libraries in Nigeria
Chapter 11
Gender and ICT Policy  (pages 164-181)
Tracy Efe Rhima
This chapter is devoted to discussion of ICT and gender policy. It explores the need for gender consideration in ICT policy, gender issues in ICT... Sample PDF
Gender and ICT Policy
Chapter 12
Mirna Willer
The purpose of this chapter is to give an international perspective and overview of the theory, standardization processes and following practices in... Sample PDF
Name Authority Control Paradigm Shift in the Network Environment
Chapter 13
S.R. Subramanian
India is the 12th nation in the world to have a special system of laws addressed to the information technology sector. Besides the general criminal... Sample PDF
Prevention and Regulation of Cyber-Crimes in the Age of Terrorism: The Legal and Policy Model from India
Chapter 14
Edwin I. Achugbue, C.E. Akporido
This chapter discusses national information and communication technology policy process in developing countries. It describes the need for... Sample PDF
National Information and Communication Technology Policy Process in Developing Countries
Chapter 15
Esharenana E. Adomi
This chapter focuses on regulation of Internet content. It presents the arguments for and against Internet content regulation, approaches to content... Sample PDF
Regulation of Internet Content
Chapter 16
David Wilson
New Zealand’s approach to regulating illegal material on the Internet varies from other comparable countries. A single law governs the legal... Sample PDF
The New Zealand Response to Internet Child Pornography
Chapter 17
Basil Enemute Iwhiwhu
Records are a vital business resource and are key to the effective functioning and accountability of the organization. Efficient management of... Sample PDF
Towards Electronic Records Management Strategies
Chapter 18
Carol Azungi Dralega
This chapter investigates the Ugandan ICT policy approach to promoting access to and the empowerment of the poor majority, remote and... Sample PDF
Uganda’s Rural ICT Policy Framework: Strengths and Disparities in Reaching the Last Mile
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