Govt working on cyber law amendments, new encryption

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Published: July 8, 2016 10:30:18 PM

Government is working on amendments in cyber law and new encryption policy to protect data by addressing rapid changes in technology domain, a senior official said today.

Government is working on amendments in cyber law and new encryption policy to protect data by addressing rapid changes in technology domain, a senior official said today.

“The department is already engaged with this detailing exercise and might make amendments in the prevailing cyber Act so that with fresh amendments, the cyber security was made robust and effective,” a statement from PHD Chamber of Commerce quoting Deity Joint Secretary R K Sudhanshu said.

At a cyber security event organised by PHDCC, Sudhanshu said that the existing cyber laws have not been able to keep pace with cyber crimes, reported in modern times and therefore, require suitable amendments.

“Likewise, the department would also unveil a new encryption and privacy policies so that data protection relating to information and technology is aligned and catered to in an effective manner,” he said.

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