SLSA Chandigarh inmparts training ion “Cyber Security and Electronic evidence for lawyers”

Y.S.Rana | August 03, 2019 06:11 PM

CHANDIGARH: With an objective to impart training and sensitization of panel lawyers of State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) and District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Chandigarh, one day program  was conducted on the topic “Cyber Security and Electronic evidence for lawyers” at Chandigarh Judicial Academy, Sector 43, Chandigarh here on Saturday.

The chief guest of the program was Hon’ble Mr Justice Jaswant Singh, Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court –cum-Executive Chairman, SLSA, Chandigarh.  While delivering the keynote address, he shared the data of cyber crimes as per NCRB. He informed the delegates that there has been a rising number of cyber crime cases in India. The cases have recorded an increase from 9622 in 2014 to 11582 in 2015 to 12317 in 2016. Regarding the victim logy, he said that cyber criminals always opt for an easy way to make big money. Initially the target was primarily rich people or rich organizations like banks, casinos and financial firms where a huge amount of money flows daily and hack sensitive information, however it was now seen that the common man who uses online transaction or debit / credit cards have become the focus of such criminals as they did not use elaborate security measures, he said.

“The only way to cope with the fast changing technological advances is to stay updated with these,” He requested the panel lawyers to make use of this wonderful opportunity that they have been given to sharpen their skills to meet the challenges that cyber laws has for each one of them, he said.

Speaking about the program  Mr Paramjeet Singh, District and Session Judge-cum-Chairman, District Legal Services Authority said that the programme delved deep into latest cases, policies and precedents to provide a thorough understanding of the processes and procedures of investigation and adjudication. It engages in not only understanding the various interaction models in cyberspace and the electronic world viz., electronic transaction, e-commerce, banking transactions, etc., but also endeavours to understand the genesis and types of violations and the likely responses such violations may require.
The programme was attended by more than 100 Panel Lawyers. The program saw Guest Speakers and Cyber Law experts Ms. Reema Bhandari and Mr Manish Manocha from Alliance Law Office, New Delhi.
The programme was divided into four technical sessions covering introduction of cyber world; challenges of cyber laws; conventional versus cuber crime; cyber crimes; structuring and processing complaints and creating investigation road map; electronic evidence with forensics etc.
Amarinder Sharma, Secretary, DLSA, Chandigarh presented vote of thanks.  
Other dignitaries present at the program included Mr Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh.

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