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Govt sets up expert study group to tackle cyber crimes

With nearly 40 per cent annual increase in cyber crimes, government has set up an expert group to chalk out strategies for effective tackling of the menace.

The five-member expert study group will prepare a roadmap for effectively tackling cyber crime in the country and give suitable recommendations on all its facets.

India with a fast growing economy is susceptible to international and domestic cyber attacks and there is a need to ensure cyber crime-free environment.

There has been almost 40 per cent annual increase in cyber crimes registered in the country during the past two-three years, a Home Ministry official said.

The terms of reference of the expert group include to recommend possible partnerships with public and private sector, NGOs, international bodies and international NGOs besides any other special measures or steps the the group may like to recommend with regard to tackling cyber crimes.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the setting up of the expert group consisting of academicians and professionals of repute to prepare the roadmap in order to comprehensively address the issues of cyber crimes. 
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