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First cyber law institute in West Bengal launched

The institute was ready to promote awareness besides teaching students and professionals the nuances of IT laws.

india Updated: May 19, 2006 20:48 IST

The first cyber law institute in West Bengal, the Global School of Tech Juris, is set to begin its academic session from next month.

Launching the institute promoted by a private entrepreneur, Supreme Court judge Altamas Kabir said preventive steps should be initiated immediately in view of the increasing use of information technology and growing dependence on it, giving rise to cyber crimes.

The Indian IT Act 2000 provided solutions to a host of information technology-related problems, while amendments have been carried out in several other laws like the Indian Penal Code, The Evidence Act and The Bankers' Book Evidence Act to provide people with security and assurance in cyberspace.

Misum Hossain, vice-president of the institute, said cyber fraud in India had caused financial loss running into millions of rupees, while cases relating to obscenity and pornography too caused concern.

He said the institute was ready to promote awareness besides teaching students and professionals the nuances of IT laws.