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India, US Agree to Reinforce Cooperation in Fighting Cybercrimes

The US Justice Department said that the continued cooperation will ensure security and protection from cybercrimes

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Ishita Chakraborty
Ishita Chakraborty
Ishita Chakraborty is a computer engineer, a journalist in training, a social activist, a youth activist for PETA India, and a linguaphile. She covers social issues, UN initiatives, and diversity.

INDIA: India and the United States have agreed to extend their cooperation in dealing with cybercrimes, enforcing consumer protection, and telemarketing fraud. The US Justice Department has confirmed this on Thursday.

As per the reports, the US and India will ensure faster information exchange and evidence sharing to deal with cybercrimes. The US Justice Department said that the continued cooperation will ensure security and protection from cybercrimes.

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This week, the law enforcement officials from the two countries had a meeting in New Delhi. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials, the Consumer Protection Branch, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had a brief discussion to strengthen law enforcement cooperation. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Arun G. Rao of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch was also a part of the discussion.

“In their meetings, the parties affirmed their shared commitment to strengthen cooperation in combating cybercrimes, specifically with respect to efforts to investigate and prosecute cyber-enabled financial frauds and global telemarketing frauds, including international robocalls and communications,” the Justice Department said in a statement.

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With emerging technology and increasing usage of gadgets, cybercriminals are duping innocent people. Lack of security awareness is a major reason behind increasing cybercrimes. Due to this, people are freely sharing secret information, social media accounts, and other confidential elements with strangers.

The US-India cooperation in fighting cybercrimes will ensure that the cybercriminals are deterred as well as caught.

Cybercrimes and the situation of cybersecurity in India

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Currently, the cybersecurity panorama in India is going through an impressive phase. The evolving cyber threats have been an eyeopener for many enterprises. These enterprises are now taking necessary measures to protect themselves from cybercrimes with innovative tools.

The cybersecurity needs of India are synonymous with the rest of the world. But, there are a lot of areas that require a unique approach in cybersecurity.

To strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystems, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has launched the Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative in association with the National Electronic Government Division.

Digital Transformation has transformed the governance system. But, the requirement of good governance is crucial. That’s where this initiative comes into the picture. This initiative is intended to increase awareness about cybercrimes.

Also Read: ‘Take Care Good Night’: Cyber Crime Thriller On Amazon Prime Is An Eye-Opener For Society

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  • Ishita Chakraborty

    Ishita Chakraborty is a computer engineer, a journalist in training, a social activist, a youth activist for PETA India, and a linguaphile. She covers social issues, UN initiatives, and diversity.

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