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Identifying cyber hotspots, maintaining a cybercrime profile: the parliamentary body


A parliamentary committee has recommended that the Federal Ministry of the Interior may encourage state governments to identify cyber hotspots in their state and maintain a data file on cybercrimes committed in those hotspots.

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs chaired by MP from BJP Brigal has indicated that it believes that despite the boom in internet connectivity in the country, there may be a large population in various states and union territories to which access may be very limited due to several reasons. .

In its report to parliament, the committee said: “The committee recommends that the ministry may encourage state governments to identify cyber hotspots in their state and maintain a data file on cybercrimes committed in those hotspots and measures taken to contain such crimes.” Friday.

The committee said that this data may be collected by the “Indian Cybercrime Coordination Center (I4C)” and shared with other countries to frame policies by them to deal with such types of cybercrimes.

Therefore, the committee recommended that the police force adopt various strategies such as announcing their achievements in committee meetings at community, village and district levels at regular intervals to increase interaction between police and personnel, and organizing awareness weeks and Jan Sabhas. , among others. He indicated that the capacity-building campaign should be focused on the national level, with a focus on developing and inculcating high professional and ethical standards in addition to behavioral and social skills in employees.

The commission noted that states and union territories were required to install IP cameras at strategic locations in all police stations and to conduct periodic audits of all installed surveillance cameras.

The Committee further notes that the Department of Law and Justice has been approached to advise states and union territories to install surveillance cameras in district courts. The Committee said that it would like to be informed of the status of actions taken by the States and Union Territories in this regard.

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