Two-day workshop on ‘Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws’ begins at JU

Law students posing with faculty members and guests during a workshop at JU.
Law students posing with faculty members and guests during a workshop at JU.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 7: A 2-day workshop on ‘Cyber Crimes and Cyber Laws’ commenced today at The Law School, University of Jammu (JU).
The workshop is being organized in collaboration with Advanced Centre on Research, Development and Training in Cyber Laws & Forensics, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.

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The purpose of the workshop is to make students aware about cyber crimes, interface of law and technology, investigation of cyber-crimes, facets of cyber space and related laws. The workshop will focus on issues and challenges in cyberspace and how the same is to be regulated by the rule of law. The workshop is being attended by over 150 students from the faculty of Law and other departments.
In the inaugural function, Prof Manoj Kumar Dhar, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu was the chief guest and Dr A Nagarathna, NLSIU, Bengaluru was the guest of honor.
Prof Manoj Dhar in his opening address emphasized on the importance of cyber safety in the wake of developments in digital technology. He said that as cyber law is a necessity to both lawyers and general public, its awareness is equally important owing to the modifications and new interpretations. Hence, cyber law as an upcoming field must act as a deterrent for the cybercrimes.
Dr A Nagarathna, in her introductory address and lecture set the tone for the workshop and underlined the varied issues which are going to be covered in the two-day workshop. While delineating various types of cyber- crimes, she stressed on our dependence on technology and the immediate need to find remedies in case of technological abuse.
The second technical session was taken up by Dr Bishwa Kallyan Dash, Nirma University, Ahmedabad who talked about ‘Landscaping Technology and Law’. He said that there is a very thin line between useful internet sourcing and abusing it.
The last session of the day was conducted by MY Kichloo, SSP (Cyber Cell), Jammu who discussed various types of cyber-crimes and issues pertinent in the State including difficulties faced by the Prosecution wing to prosecute the cyber criminals.
Prof Arvind Jasrotia, Director, The Law School, while welcoming the guests, apprised the Vice Chancellor about the series of workshops to be conducted on topical themes in the coming months. The workshop was co-ordinated by Dr Monica Narang and her team.