In an arguable transfer, the Home Ministry’s Cybercrime Mobile (MHA) has launched a new program, under which the government is seeking cyber volunteers to report anti-country activities. In this program residents can take part as volunteers to establish, flag and report back to the Government unlawful and illegal content material, together with baby pornography, rape, terrorism, radicalization and anti-national actions.

Sources informed that the program is likely to start on a baseline in Jammu and Kashmir and Tripura and the scale can be calibrated relying on suggestions.

Question of limits-

The scheme may find itself giving extraordinary powers to volunteers to sell any material or special person as fanatical or flagrantly as “anti-national” without any fanfare or accountability. The government should first represent a transparent authorized framework.

In this program, the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center (I4C) of the MHA will act as a nodal level, while volunteers can register themselves with their states or union territories to behave as cyber volunteers.

Volunteers looking for registration may be required to submit personal information, along with the title, father’s title, cell quantity, and electronic mail deal. 

The government has no explicitly authorized framework, which constitutes anti-national content material. They sometimes use the provisions below the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), to decide which “anti” gets the accused in custody or jail.

Citizens can register as promoters of cyber consciousness to reveal details about cybercrime in “sentient” teams, reminiscent of girls, children, the elderly, and people living in rural areas. The Cybercrime Division may be looking for work on a voluntary foundation from cyber experts, who can assist the federal government with the evaluation of malware and memory in addition to cryptography.