Cyber Crime Against Women and Regulations in Australia

Cyber Crime Against Women and Regulations in Australia

Debarati Halder (Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC), India) and K. Jaishankar (Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-323-2.ch404
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Abstract

This chapter deals with the legal regulations that protect Australian women in cyber space. Various issues that are discussed in this chapter are: Cyber harassments including hacking and hacking related offences against women and regulatory provisions, Stalking women and the concerned laws, Harassments, threatening, blackmailing, defamation and related laws. Legal approach to problems of ‘forced pornography’, obscenity and the Liability of the ISPs as per the Australian laws are also discussed. The chapter ends with a discussion. In this chapter as strong emphasis is made on the need for new laws that will protect Australian women in cyber space as a serious lacuna is found in this issue.

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