Why India needs to know cyber laws
By Shiya Patidar:-
Since a past decade, in India social media networking has become essential part of everyone’s life. People are so much engage on social media which is affecting their cultural, economic and social life, especially the teenagers or youth of the country. Apps like Snapchat, instagram, facebook, twitter or whatsapp, they are active everywhere . Through the use of social media, people are keeping themselves updated and open and adopting all the technological changes and using social media platforms in positive way. On the other hand, social media has negative sides also, one of which is Cyber Crimes.
Cybercrime is an evil and most serious threat. The interconnectivity of social media means it is a perfect hunting ground for illegal activities. Cyber crimes involves criminal or illegal activities. India is a developing country where there is growing use of social media, which provides fertile ground for hackers to commit crimes.
Cybercrime is an easy way to target people because it only requires a computer, an internet connection and a criminal intent. In India, the prevalence of social media usage and the ability to interact anonymously are two biggest reasons why crimes on social networking sites has gone wild. To reduce this type of crimes, cyber laws are in use which is also known as ‘Internet law’. Cyber Law is a part of overall legal system which deals with internet and their respective legal issues.
Cyber law encompasses all the ways that people use modern technology to interact and communicate. Cyber laws serves a variety of purposes. Some laws protect people from becoming Victims of crime through unscrupulous activities on the internet. Other laws create rules for how individuals and companies may use computers and the internet. These laws cover a wide range of topics and activities, but they all fall under the wide category of cyber law.
The major areas of cyber law includes fraud, copyright, defamation, harassment and stalking, Unauthorized access and hacking, etc. The main objectives of this law is to spread awareness about cyber legal issues and challenges and to provide legal assistance and advice to the people, who have been affected by misuse of cyberspace.
Need for cyber law in India:-
In today’s techno savvy environment, the world is becoming more and more digitalised and so are the crimes. Internet was initially developed as a research and information sharing tool. But, as the time passed by it became more transactional with e-business, e-commerce, e-governance and e-procurement etc. All legal issues related to internet crime are dealt through cyber laws. As the number of internet users is on the rise, the need for cyber laws and their applications has also gathered great importance. As India is moving ahead towards a developing nation, thus becoming digitalized, for example most people are using email, phones for communication, various forms and bills are filled in electronic form, all transactions are done through internet and almost everyone is affected by cyber law.
Importance of cyber law:-
We are living in highly digitalized world.
All companies depend upon their computer networks and keep their valuable data in electronic form.
Various electronic cards are used in the modern world.
Since it touches all the aspects of transactions and activities on and concerning the internet, cyber law is extremely important.
In short, a crime free society is perfect and exists only in illusion, there should be constant attempt of rules to keep criminalities lowest. The problem faced by people in India is that they are not aware about cyber laws and afterwards they suffer when something happens with them. Especially, women needs to know about this law and take advantage of it as mainly females are harassed like criminals Creating fake accounts, using their personal information to trouble them, etc. Every single user of the internet is required to know about this law and should be educated about the same to reduce crimes. They should know about various information to be posted on social media platforms as, today most of the crimes are done by educated people. If we do not take steps today, this will give strength to cyber criminals. Taking step and the awareness about the same is very necessary to reduce or stop cyber crimes in India.