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Amendment to IT Act on the anvil

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Dec 4 (UNI) An amendment to the Information Technology Act, seeking to prevent data theft and credit card fraud, was expected to be enacted shortly, Mr Sanjay Vir Singh, DIG, Economic Offences, Corps of Detectives, informed today.

Addressing newspersons on the sidelines of the inauguration of EMC's second development centre here, he said the amendment to the IT Act, approved by the Union Cabinet recently, was likely to be tabled in Parliament during the winter session. It was also expected to act as a deterrent to child pornography and obscene mails.

Mr Singh informed that to provide training to police officers in handling and investigating cyber crimes, a Cyber Lab had been developed with public-private partnership in the city, supported by NASSCOM. It would be inaugurated shortly.

With the volume of e-business growing in the city, there was a need to have more cyber police stations and personnel to handle the cases. ''Over 60 per cent of the economic offence cases that were reported in the country was from Karnataka and so far the city police have detected 12 cases out of 42 registered in Bangalore,'' he said.


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