Thursday, April 1, 2010

Techno-Legal ICT Centre For Parliament Of India

Use of technology has benefited many individuals and organisations. The technology has even benefited governments and governmental functioning. However, the true use of technology is still awaiting a signal from Indian government and its agencies. One such pillar of Indian sovereign is Parliament of India that has to be more technology enabled and technology guided.

Information and communication technology (ICT) related issues have always been taken lightly by Indian parliament. For instance, the IT Amendment Bill, 2008 was passed by both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha without even a discussion or debate. This shows the indifferent attitude of Indian government/parliament towards ICT related laws in India.

There is an emergent need to streamline Indian parliament through use of ICT for all purposes, including law making. Perry4Law has launched a centre that intends to assist parliament of India and parliaments of other nations to effectively use ICT for valuable legislative functions and law making.

This is the first initiative of its kind in India and is of tremendous importance. It would extend its expertise for matters like cyber law, cyber forensics, e-governance, etc.

Now at least we can have reasonable and effective cyber law and technology laws that may be formulated in future. The centre has many objectives in mind and protecting human rights in cyberspace is one of them.