National Conference on Cybercrime Investigation and Forensics
- 06 Sep 2019
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Recently, the 1st National Conference on Cybercrime Investigation and Forensics was organised by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in New Delhi.
- The focus of the conference was to tackle cybercrime on a priority basis for the following reasons:
- India has a huge population and second-largest internet users in the world.
- Increasing the circulation of fake videos on social media.
- Digitization of Indian economy, with measures like Digital India, Government e-marketplace (GeM), Aadhar, etc.
- Post-Article 370 abrogation scenario and fight against terrorism.
- Cybercrime has become a global phenomenon.
- Also strengthening cybersecurity infrastructure will help in intelligence exchange, obtaining digital evidence from abroad, Admissibility of Electronic Evidence, etc.
- Centralised Technology Vertical (CTV) to be set up within CBI.
- It will help law enforcing agencies in getting real-time information, in tackling complex financial crimes, like 2G scam, coal block irregularities, Ponzi schemes and capital market scams.
Central Bureau of Investigation
- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was set up in 1963 on the recommendation of the Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption (1962-1964).
- It was set up by a resolution of the Ministry of Home Affairs but later transferred to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
- The CBI is not a statutory body. It derives its powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.
- It is the main investigating agency of the Central Government. It also provides assistance to the Central Vigilance Commission and Lokpal.
- With the enactment of CVC Act, 2003, the superintendence of Delhi Special Police Establishment vests with the Central Government. However, investigations of offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 the superintendence vests with the Central Vigilance Commission.
- The Director of CBI has been provided security of two-year tenure in office by the CVC Act, 2003.