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Indian Govt. plans to amend IT Act to help detection of cyber crimes

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The Union Government of India is planning to modify the Information Technology Act by incorporating provisions to treat as evidence in a court of law, cyber forensics devices and tools used for cracking cyber crimes.

Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology, A Raja, stated that the main objective to develop cyber forensics technology to make the country self-reliant in combating cyber crimes. Raja also commissioned the Mobile Telmedicine Facility and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) based programme for 'Rehabilitation Officials and Special Teachers', which aims top establish infrastructure facility to impart distant training to special educators and professionals engaged in the education and rehabilitation of mentally challenged children. The Resource Centre has developed some of the tools like Emailtracer, Cyberinvestigator, PDA analyser, Trueimager, Truelock, cyberchek and Trueback to detect various types of cyber crimes. Development of tools for cyber forensics, state-of-the-art training in cyber forensics and technical services like cyber crime analysis, and cyber crime investigation are some of the activities of the centre.


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