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Pune to get cyber crime laboratory

Nandkumar Sarvade, director of Cyber Security and Compliance, NASSCOM, said the Cabinet has approved the amendment to IT Act, 2000, in October 2006, reports Satyajit Joshi.

india Updated: Jan 22, 2007 03:27 IST

The National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) has decided to set up a cyber laboratory in Pune to help the police. Meanwhile, it has also has persuaded Centre to amend the IT Act to ensure stringent punishment to defaulters.

Nandkumar Sarvade, director of Cyber Security and Compliance, NASSCOM, said the Cabinet has approved the amendment to IT Act, 2000, in October 2006.

According to Sarvade, the suggestions given by NASSCOM were focussed on protecting overseas customer data and introducing stringent punishments to defaulters. Hoping that the amendment will help the police deal with cyber crime more effectively, Sarvade said the amendment would be tabled in the session of the Parliament.

This will be the fourth cyber laboratory in the country, while the other three are in Mumbai, Thane and Bangalore.

Cyber laboratories train police officers on the nitty-gritty of cyber crimes like threat and extortion through e-mail, sending obscene SMS or MMS, hacking of websites, changing or destroying programmes or design without permission, and misappropriation or cheating by cracking passwords.

NASSCOM also plans to open similar laboratories in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

Email Sayajit Joshi: sayajit.joshi@hindustantimes.com