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Government constitutes a new body to control child porn and online abuse

  • Tackling child pornography and online abuse will be the top priority of a highly sophisticated centre to be set up by the government.
  • The initiative comes after an expert committee constituted to prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crime submitted its report to the Home Ministry.
  • According to the recommendations of the committee, there is a need to drastically reduce crimes against children and women, especially online abuse.
  • A Rs. 400 Crore cyber crime control hub, to be called ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre’ (IC4), will be set up to check all cyber crime, including child pornography and online abuse, as per the recommendations of the committee.
  • The government has taken seriously the issue of pornography and asked Internet Service Providers to block over 800 sites which had child porn content.
  • The expert committee found that India lacks centralised online reporting mechanism, inadequate infrastructure for cyber crime monitoring and investigation, besides skilled cyber professionals.
  • Other drawbacks include challenges related to technology and research and development, lack of citizen awareness, legal and jurisdictional issues and lack of Standard Operating Procedure for cyber crime investigation.
  • The IC4 will have linkages with CCTNS and NATGRID, the two databases having information related to various kinds of crime and criminals.
  • One of the priorities of IC4 will be to check attempts by international gangs to penetrate Indian government’s official communication network and hack them.
  • Key objectives of IC4 are: to act as a nodal point in the fight against cyber crime and as an early warning system for law enforcement agencies with active cyber crime monitoring.
    Source: ET

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