Cybercrimes are on the increase and law enforcement has not been able to keep pace with evolving criminal trends. Governments have through laws, regulations and policies attempted to provide remedies but lack of effective implementation has seriously impacted the relevance of these laws. There is undue fear in the minds of law enforcement when the prefix “cyber” is attached to crimes. Robust systems handling far more complex cases somehow fail when it comes to the territoriality challenging cybercrimes.
Cyber Saathi™ endeavours, through this initiative to provide support for improving awareness of cyberlaws with special emphasis on cybercrimes and electronic evidence amongst Law Enforcement Agencies (“LEA”). The initiative is intended to strengthen law enforcement mechanisms and to make them more effective and thereby to also act as a deterrent to commission of crimes. For, it is only when there is fear of consequences will the hands of a Criminal be stayed.
Ms. N. S. Nappinai, the Founder of Cyber Saathi brings her vast experience in Criminal law (since 1991) and in handling cybercrime cases and also in training of Law Enforcement Agencies since about 2003 into formulating this unique program which addresses the practical issues impacting enforcement. She has structured the program to suit specific issues and concerns that plague law enforcement in handling the increasingly complex commission of cybercrimes and use of emerging technologies in commission thereof. The initiative focusses on practical aspects of handling cybercrime cases, collection, retention and production of electronic evidence before courts and in trials in an effective manner; evolving cases, laws and precedents in electronic evidence; and most importantly on Intermediary liability and handling of issues pertaining thereto.Please refer to the Programs page here
The Cyber Saathi™ initiative for Government Authorities is structured to ensure awareness of emerging trends and laws from across multiple jurisdictions; evaluating the socio-economic milieu of India and helping in understanding the needs for robust legal systems as enablers for the vision of Digital India. Ms. Nappinai also brings her extensive experience in formulation of laws and policies in structuring the module for Government Authorities. The initiative for Government and its Authorities is to ensure that the awareness programs, capacity building initiatives and digital literacy programs gain fillip to ensure that the intended message is clearly taken forward.
In its pursuit of academic excellence and sharing of knowledge Cyber Saathi intends to involve in research and publications to enable and empower Digital India. Cyber Saathi intends to undertake research assignments and to ensure balanced views and independent and original thought to support and help evolve the digital legal landscape for India.
Cyber Saathi will be undertaking further programs under this initiative through its internal resources and also with collaborations and partnerships with other Civil Society Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations; Governmental organisations / Initiatives, individuals / corporates / educational entities / law enforcement agencies / Industry verticals / Chambers of Commerce / Think Tanks and other corporate organisations.