New Cybercrime Lab, Portal to Tackle Crimes Against Women: Home Minister

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New Cybercrime Lab, Portal to Tackle Crimes Against Women: Home Minister

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday that the government has decided to establish a cybercrime reporting portal to tackle cybercrimes against women.

"We will also establish a dedicated cybercrime laboratory to stop crimes against women and children," Singh said while addressing a gathering after inaugurating the 24th All-India Forensic Science Conference here.

He said there is a need to increase cyber-forensic capabilities in modern times as cyberspace has added new dimension and new complications.

"Traditional policing is not adequate to control crime in cyberspace," he said.

"Forensic science can be extremely useful in cyberspace. Our cyber-forensic experts played an important role in preventing radicalisation of our youth. I laud the efforts of our cyber experts in counter-radicalisation. There have been incidents when morphed pictures are used to create confusion and tension," he said.

The Union Home Minister said many countries have successfully utilised forensic DNA database in their fight against crime.

"We are also working towards a Forensic DNA Database. Centre is preparing a huge infrastructure for crime control. We have come up with the crime and criminal tracking network and systems. By connecting this centralised database with courts and forensic labs we will create an Inter-Operable Criminal Justice System," he said.

He said that new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, cloud computing, 3D printing, robotics and Internet as things are posing new security challenges before us.

"Forensic experts should transform these challenges into opportunities," he said.


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