The role of Cyber Law in Cyber Security in India
Cyberspace is a place that is not genuine, it’s where electronic messages subsist while the messages are being sent from one computer to another.
This virtual space is connected by interconnected computers and electronic devices.
Cyberspace allows users to share information among, interact, exchange opinions, engage in discussions, play games, and conduct business.
Cybercrime is also called computer crime. It uses a computer or electronic device as an instrument to commit illegal acts such as fraud, stealing identity and private data, and trafficking in child pornography.
It can also be said that any crime that involves technology and use of electronic devices are said to be as Cybercrime.
Cyber laws can be described as a branch of the law that deals with the legal issues that are related to using inter-network information technology. In simple words, it can be said that cyber law is that law that governs computers and the internet to protect individuals from being harassed by hackers.
There is no distinct legal framework for cyber law in India, it’s a combination of intellectual property laws, contract laws, data protection laws, privacy laws, and intellectual property is the key element of information technology laws.
As the computer and internet are taking over the world and every aspect of our life there is a strong need for cyber laws, cyber laws will supervise the digital circulation of information, e-commerce, software, information technology, and monetary transactions.
Kinds of cybercrimes:
Cybercrime against Person
It includes harassing an individual which affects his health mentally and physically too.
Cybercrime against Government
Hacking of government computers and cyber terrorism.
Cybercrime against Property
It can be unauthorized access to secret data and funds from financial institutions.
Cyber laws in India:
India is a country where the internet is being used extensively so it becomes all the more important to have cyber laws. Like every other country, India is also concerned with cyber security.
There are four prominent laws in India to deal with cyber crimes in India:
Information Technology Act 2000
Indian Penal Code (IPC) 1980
Companies Act 2013
Need of Cyber Law:
Cyber Law is important because it touches almost all aspects of transactions and activities and on involving the internet, World Wide Web, and Cyberspace. Every action and reaction in cyberspace has some legal and cyber legal angels.
In other words, any offense or crime in which a computer is used is a cybercrime.
Crimes by computer vary, and they don’t always occur behind the computer, but they executed by computer.
Cyber security is very important in a society where internet plays a major role in every aspect of an individual’s life.