As per an official estimate, there has been an almost 40 percent year-over-year increase in cyber crimes registered in India during the past two-three years. With the aim of eradicating child pornography and keep online trolling in check, the Home Ministry is setting up a new cyber-control hub. The Rs 400-crore state-of-the-art center, Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (IC4), is being set up to tackle all cyber crime including child pornography and online abuse. Also Read - Maharashtra beats Uttar Pradesh, tops in cybercrime against children listAlso Read - Beware! Fake e-commerce website scams increasing during festive season sales
“The work on IC4 has been going on. Once it is ready, it will deal with cyber crimes like child pornography and online trolling with priority,” a Home Ministry official said. Also Read - Free Fire addiction lead two kids spend nearly 1 lakh from parents’ bank account
Key objectives of IC4 are — to act as a nodal point in the fight against cyber crime and as an early warning system for law enforcement agencies with active cyber crime monitoring. It will also set up an open platform for victims to lodge cyber crime complaints, besides support and coordinate electronic investigation of cyber crime and assist the law enforcement agencies in criminal investigation.
The Supreme Court recently had pulled up the government for not doing much to check child pornography. The government has already taken a serious note of the issue of child pornography and in recent months asked Internet Service Providers to block over 800 sites which had such content.