Workshop on `digital signatures and cyber crimes' organised
CHENNAI: With computerisation in courts having started, the Madras High Court proposes to introduce e-filing from January, Chief Justice A.P. Shah said on Friday.
Computerisation was slow, but steady. "We are many, many years behind," he said. He expressed the hope that the networking of all courts in Tamil Nadu would be completed in a couple of years.
Delivering the keynote address at a two-day workshop on `Digital signatures and cyber crimes - technological and legal issues', jointly organised by the Indian Society of Criminology (ISC) and the Information Security and Cyber Crime Research Foundation (ISCCRF) here, he said that though a digital signature was a powerful tool the concept has still not been widely accepted in the country.
It had been difficult to move it from theory to reality because of cultural resistance, unequal access to technology, and lack of adequate legal and service infrastructure to support such a major shift.