Jammu & Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) organized one day Conference on ‘Cyber Law’ for Sub-Judges and Munsiffs of Kashmir province, here today.
Justice Sanjeev Kumar, Judge, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated the Conference.
The conference hosted eminent Resource Persons including District & Sessions Judge, East District, Kakardooma Courts, Delhi, Talwant Singh and Deputy Director, Data Security Council of India, Venkatesh Murthy K, who shared a plethora of knowledge on the subject with the participants along with special anecdotes from their personal experience in cyber law.
Sub-Judges and Munsiffs from District Srinagar, Ganderbal, Budgam, Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian, Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara participated in the workshop.
During the welcome address, Justice Sanjeev Kumar, highlighting the importance of Cyber Law for Judicial Officers said that the advent of cyber space has revolutionized communication networks, but with its susceptibility to misuse, there is a need to equip ourselves with cyber laws.
‘We need to take necessary measures to prevent its misuse, regulate its use, monitoring its operations, and provide proper deterrence to prevent recurrence of such offences”, Justice Kumar said.
He further said that the country is ushering into an era of digitalization, wherein everything is put in the cyber space vis-à-vis communication, banking, commerce, trading, storage of data, etc, which inherently provides criminals ample opportunity to penetrate and commit offences like theft, defamation, intimidation among others.
He commended the State Judicial Academy for organizing conference on Cyber Law which is very important for the judiciary as no lawyer or Judge today can afford not to know about electronic evidence. ‘Detection of cyber crimes, their proper investigation and active prosecution are the new challenges of the day and equally important is the challenge of effective adjudication’, Justice Kumar added
The conference deliberated in detail on the importance of Cyber Law for Judicial officers, Emerging Threat Landscape of Cyber Crimes, Information Technology Act 2008 and Admissibility of Digital Evidence besides Search and Seizure of Digital Evidence.
There were brainstorming sessions in which Judicial Officers interacted with the Resource Persons and sought clarification on different issues relating to appreciation of Electronic Evidence.
Director, J&K State Judicial Academy Abdul Rashid Malik introduced the programme by highlighting objective behind organizing the Conference on Cyber Law and moderated the sessions. He welcomed the Dignitaries and the Judicial Officers and concluded the programme with the vote of thanks.