ASCL Drafts Rules For Information Technology Act

Pune: | Updated: Sep 26 2003, 05:30am hrs
The Asian School of Cyber Laws (ASCL) is working with the Information Technology (IT) ministry for drafting rules and regulations under various sections of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Apart from assisting the government in framing IT Act rules, the School is also framing a code of conduct and practices for cyber cafes/ chat room centres around the country.

ASCL president, Rohal Nagpal, a consultant in cyber crime investigation and information security and technology law, said, We are providing inputs on procedures to be followed by the police and other law enforcement agencies in dealing with recovery of digital evidence among other e-governance issues including digital signature. We have given inputs for formulating some of the rules and completed our work and this will be going to the law ministry.

The School offers consultancy in cyber law, PKI design and development, information systems audits for banks and security policies.

It has a Computer Emergency Response Team which has handled over 7,000 incidents of computer crime and abuse including the Rs 2,200 crore fake inter-state stamp paper racket in Maharashtra and Karnataka. It has also published a report on 6,266 computer crimes and abuses across the country.