SDM Law College signs MoU with NLSIU

One can not solve the problems of 21st century like cyber crime with 20th century mindset and 19th century tools.

Here the definition of crime also changed and offender may not know against whom he is committing offence, said National Law School of Law of India University (NLSIU) Vice Chancellor Dr R Venkata Rao.

Speaking at a one-day training programme cum workshop on ‘Cyber law and Cyber security,’ organised by SDM Law College, in collaboration with Advanced Centre for Research Development and Training in Cyber Laws and Forensics (ACRDTCLF) here on Sunday, he said that with the foresight of the then chief minister Ramakrishna Hegde, NLSIU was established in 1988.

The Union government used the institution to disseminate information about new things related to cyber crime. To enhance the capacity building process, the university has conducted about 15 training programmes for police officials, law makers and academicians, he said.

MoU signed

Meanwhile, SDM Law College for Post Graduation Studies and Research in Law and National Law School of India University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for five years on exchange of knowledge, students, staff and conducting educational programmes.

NLSIU Vice Chancellor Dr R Venkata Rao and SDM Law College Principal and Chairman Dr P D Sebastian exchanged the signed documents. 

NLSIU Senior Professor T V Subba Rao opined that Officials’ Secret Act is not sufficient to tackle cyber crime. Mentioning various cyber cheating methods like online gambling, money laundering, sale of illegal goods, e-mail scooping and other methods, he said that in India nobody thought that it is a vital threat for many years.

However, later Information and Technology Act was amended and more power was given to police under Section 66 and Section 43. Under the Act, there is only three year punishment which is very less, he said.

SDM Law College Principal and Chairman Dr P D Sebastian said that future wars will not be with guns and bullets, but they will be technological wars.

“Our enemy can attack our intelligence forces, sitting at any corner of the world. So, we should be technically strong. Cyber crime is like cancer which can attack your bank account, personal data, and institutional data. It may steal or erase the information,” he said.

NLSIU ACRDTCLF Chief Investigator Dr Nagarathna A and Senior Law Officer Manjunath Bhat were present.

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