Friday, June 25, 2010

Identity Thefts Are Increasing In India

Gunjan Singh

Identity thefts are on rise in India. This is due to the lax cyber law of India. Indian cyber law is incorporated in information technology act 2000 (IT Act 2000). IT Act 2000 was amended by the information technology amendment act 2008 (IT Act 2008) and it made the cyber law of India a very weak law. So much so that the present cyber law of India has made India a safe heaven for cyber criminals and all sorts of cyber crimes are being committed in India.

To aggravate the situation, Indian police is not aware of cyber law and cyber crimes. Even the officers at the Cyber Crime Investigation Cells like Mumbai are clueless regarding cyber crimes. Even their boastful claims regarding cyber forensics capabilities are false and groundless.

We would cover more identity thefts issues I general and cyber crimes in India in particular in our subsequent posts. It would be better if the government of India makes suitable amendments in the cyber crime friendly legislation of India.