Industry experts and policy makers called for creating a national body to evolve a fine balance between cyber data protection and privacy of citizens as the society and businesses become a part of the huge electronic ecosystem. They also demanded a detailed regulatory, legal and policy-enabling regime to facilitate further protection and preservation of cyber security. Cyber secrecy and network security are extremely relevant in today’s context, said MrPawanDuggal at the 4th international conference on ‘Safeguarding the Digital Economy’ organised by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Ms B. Bhamathi, secretary at the ministry of home affairs, said the government is working on a Rs. 2,000 crore criminal tracking network project which is aimed at seamless connectivity among 16,000 police stations across the country, allowing them to share information on crimes and criminals in real-time.

ASSOCHAM’s secretary general D.S. Rawat said cyber security issues are a major concern for corporates worldwide. However, he said the chamber’s vital suggestions have been accepted by the Parliamentary Consultative Committee and incorporated in the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008.

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