Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has stressed on the need for a comprehensive Central legislation for preventing cybercrimes. This has been necessitated with the Supreme Court quashing Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act in a recent judgment, he added.
He was inaugurating a seminar on ‘Cyberspace Governance and Security,’ organised by the Institute for Sustainable Development and Governance (ISDG) here on Friday.
Mr. Chennithala said the State police had been rendered “helpless” and faced certain limitations in addressing cybercrimes in the wake of the order.
He added that the Kerala Police and the State government were contemplating introducing a mass cyber literacy campaign. An awareness campaign will be initiated to impart knowledge among youngsters in the light of increasing cybercrimes in the State. The activity will be undertaken in schools and colleges under the Safe Campus, Clean Campus programme during the current academic year.
The proposed National University for Police Sciences and Security Studies will also have focus on the issue of cybercrimes.
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