Bengaluru

IT hub tops in cases filed under cyber law

Being the IT hub of the country, it is no surprise that Bengaluru tops in the number of cases filed under the Information Technology Act. However, cyber law experts feel that most of the cases go unreported and there is a need to have specialised courts for cyber law cases.

Bengaluru recorded 1,041 cases under the IT Act in 2015. This is 54 per cent increase when compared with 675 cases in 2014. Senior police officers attribute this increase to the improved awareness and the ease in reporting the cybercrime cases. “Most of the cases reported are pertaining to online cheating and identity thefts. We have also set up special cybercrime stations and complaints can also be registered at the regular station. Awareness has been created through social media,” said Deputy Inspector-General of Police (CID) Hemanth Nimbalkar. Cyber law expert N. Vijay Shankar felt there was a need to set up special courts to handle cyber law cases. “The government should also create more awareness about cybercrime,” he said.

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Printable version | Apr 21, 2021 7:58:27 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/IT-hub-tops-in-cases-filed-under-cyber-law/article14599924.ece

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