Evolution of cybercrime laws in Tamil nadu
2014-08-14 05:16:07 GMT
Is it any wonder that it does not act to halt cowboy actions by some police officers somewhere, doubtless in honest reliance upon their own judgment of right and wrong, but which are then flaunted happily by lesser beings puffed up with their position? Just because a state has some rule or even law, does not mean that the people of the state have knowingly decided this is suitable for themselves and is something they wish to have in place, and furthermore, acted upon in this fashion. But I don't think we actually have such a benighted state anywhere in this country.
Incidentally, the powers ascribed to state and center are fairly well defined, and telecom, data services, wireless etc are central matters. I don't think states have the power to yank in persons for actions that are governed by a different set of laws, central laws, under flimsy parochial perceptions. Am I right?
Or am I a goonda for asking?
On Thursday, 14 August 2014, 9:37, Srini RamaKrishnan <cheeni-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
I am puzzled that such draconian laws are needed to deal with what is essentially a non-violent crime.The benefits are not at all clear to me, but the risks are obviously many.Any opinions on why some of the most wealthy states in India need such laws?On Aug 13, 2014 11:51 AM, "Banibrata Dutta" <banibrata.dutta <at> gmail.com> wrote:Karnataka has had a similar good fortune... let's join in the celebration
On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 8:46 PM, Srini RamaKrishnan <cheeni-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:Summary:
Cybercrime offenders to be treated on par with hardened
criminals and sex offenders, and can face up to a year of preventive
detention in the state of Tamil Nadu.
There have been previous attempts to do this in TN,
The latest is this:
"More significantly, the Bill also proposes to bring under the Goondas
Act the offences listed in Chapter XI of the Information Technology
Act. This includes Section 66(A) that prohibits “offensive messages
through communication service.”
In recent times, a number of persons have been booked under this
Section in many parts of the country for posting “offensive” messages
on social media sites attracting outrage from rights activists.
In fact, moving one step further, the amendments in the Bill make even
“preparations” for engaging in a cyber crime an offence if it had the
potential to affect public order.
“By bringing within its ambit those persons who are preparing to
engage in the commission of a cyber-law offence, the police will be
authorised to detain individuals who simply visit a website that
carries derogatory material that, if disseminated, will endanger
public order. Such a provision is hardly reasonable and is
constitutionally suspect,” feels Abhishek Sudhir, Assistant Director
of the Centre for Public Law and Jurisprudence at the Jindal Global
Law School. “Such a provision is violative of Article 21 of the
Constitution [which protects right of life and personal liberty].”
As on April 7, Tamil Nadu had 1851 persons detained under the TPDA."
Other reasons to be concerned, besides cybercrime:
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