Cybercrime: The Next Entrepreneurial Business?
By Team Legistify / 2016-07-27
In a world where data breaches are becoming all too common, organizations that produce an imaginative and credible response will have a comparative advantage over those that are slow and confused, and this will translate to tangible business value.

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Cybercrime is one of the most debated topics these days, the cases and the incidents of cyber crime sound insane and sometimes cyber criminals show all their inhumanity by the cyber crimes they commit. The advancement of technology has made man dependent on the Internet for all his needs. The Internet has given man easy access to everything while sitting in one place. Social networking, online shopping, storing data, gaming, online studying, online jobs, every possible thing that man can think of can be done through the medium of internet. The Internet is used in almost every sphere. With the development of the internet, the concept of Cybercrimes emerged.

Land Mark Cases

Cybercrime cases are the most common and rapidly growing evil in the machine like and modernized society. Every corner of the world is now under the trigger of cyber terrorists. In India, numerous cases relating to Cyber Crime are registered till date. The case of ‘ State of Tamil Nadu Vs Suhas Katti’ is one of the landmark cases in the field of Cybercrime. The accused in this case was a family friend of the victim and was reportedly interested in marrying her, but the victim was married to another person and later on, she was divorced. You can consult a good cyber crime lawyer in India to know more.

After her divorce the accused contacted her once again and on her denial to marry him, the accused started harassing her through internet by sending e-mails, posting obscene and defamatory messages in yahoo group about the victim which resulted in annoying phone calls to the victim. The victim of this case lodged a complaint on February 2004 and acting upon the complaint police arrested the accused within a few days.

In the Bazee.com case, CEO of Bazee.com was arrested in December 2004 because a CD with objectionable material was being sold on the website. The CD was also being sold in the markets in Delhi. The Mumbai city police and the Delhi Police got into action. The CEO was later released on bail. This opened up the question as to what kind of distinction do we draw between Internet Service Provider and Content Provider. The burden rests on the accused that he was the Service Provider and not the Content Provider. It also raises a lot of issues regarding how the police should handle the cyber crime cases and a lot of education is required.

In a world where data breaches are becoming all too common, organizations that produce an imaginative and credible response will have a comparative advantage over those that are slow and confused, and this will translate to tangible business value.

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