Sunday, March 28, 2010

RMNLU Centre of Cybercrime Laws and Computer Forensics.

The Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) is going to start a center on cyber crime laws and computer forensics. Modalities to this effect are being worked upon by the university administration.

Vice-chancellor, RMLNLU, Prof Balraj Chauhan, is in touch with the respective experts in the two fields -- information technology and law.

There are whole lot of issues pertaining to cyber crimes and computer forensics need to be addressed. Enactment of communication convergence bill which was otherwise mooted in 2001 happens to be one. Secondly, the issue which also needs to be taken is that of centres of learning on computer forensics.

There is a great need of special training to crack various cyber crimes including phishing, bank related frauds and even pornography. It can be claimed that it is no so that any thing can be deleted from the computer. This is a fact that a computer registers each and every thing which is sent to and from it. Virtually, every lost information can be retrieved, provided that new information does not replace it.

But while technical aspects of the subject are being taken care of by the computer engineers, it's the enforcement of the laws which still remains a challenging task. The proper awareness amongst the people needs to be imparted. At times we come up with situation where in people are not aware of even the basic cyber laws and therefore land in trouble. For example, a terrorist casually walks into a cyber cafe and sends a threatening mail anywhere he likes, even as the cafe owner sits unaware of how the computer next to him was used.The mail is traced back and it's the owner who finally lands in trouble.

This is a great step taken by The Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) under the able leadership of the Vice-chancellor, Prof Balraj Chauhan. This will certainly pave the way for the production of specialists in the field of cyberforensics and Cybercrimes.

Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
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