Friday, June 10, 2011

Legal Empowerment Of Indian ICT

Legal empowerment of Indian information and communication technology (ICT) regime is still missing. We have no legal enablement of ICT systems in India in true sense.

Legal enablement of ICT presupposes adoption of a legal framework that can take care of various dealings in the cyberspace.

Cyberspace is very vast and borders less. It is very difficult to regulated cyberspace but national and international laws are required to bring some sort of discipline in the otherwise chaosed cyber world.

Cyber law of India is weak and experts have been suggesting it should be repealed. We have no data protection and privacy laws in India. Even cyber security and cyber forensics laws are missing in India.

On the policy front as well India is lagging far behind. We do not have policies regarding critical ICT infrastructure protection, cyber warfare, cyber security, etc.

India has to do a lot in order to legally empower the ICT usage in India. The sooner it is done the better it would be for India in general and Indian citizens in particular.