Cybercafés of Nepal: Passage to Cyber Crime?

Cybercafés of Nepal: Passage to Cyber Crime?

Deepak Rauniar (South Asia Partnership International, Nepal)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-903-8.ch016
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The chapter introduces the cybercafés of Nepal and explores the prospect of someone (persons, criminals) exploiting them to commit global cyber crimes. Cybercafés are public places of Internet and are considered important tools of society for access to information and e-services of all kinds. However, by the virtue of being public places, they also stand vulnerable to misuse in terms of cyber crimes. The chapter discusses cybercafés and cyber crimes and introduces them with specific reference to Nepal—a country in south Asia nestled between two information technology giants, India and China. The chapter also discusses the cyber law of the country. Based on research carried out with the objectives of assessing the scenario in which the cybercafés operate in Nepal, it has been argued that they can be easily exploited to commit cyber crimes. Further, in terms of the facts that have emerged from the research, appropriate recommendations have also been derived and presented.

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