97% of Cyber Crime Unreported in India

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Police is India say 97 percent of cyber crime remain unreported in Gurgaon, a city located less than 20 miles from New Delhi, and representatives from industry are joining forces with law enforcement to solve the problem, Times of India reports.

Last week, Gurgaon-based IT and business process outsourcing industry met Joint Commissioner of Police Alok Mittal and Inderjit Singh, chairman of the parliamentary committee on IT, to discuss the issue of cyber crime.

Responding to the question whether the city police and its cyber cell can handle cyber crime, Singh said the whole system needs an overhaul, starting with a new cadre committed to solve Internet cases. He also added the complainants’ identity in those cases should be protected.

The industry representatives proposed working directly with the police.

“We will provide [the police] with technical expertise or any other assistance,” said Deepak Kapoor, a BPO industry representative, according to Times of India.

Cyber crime lawyer Pawan Duggal said the current IT legislation needs an amendment because it has made “cyber crime a bailable offense,” allowing offenders to get out on bail and destroy the digitally available evidence.

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