STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) on Sunday organised one-day training programme on ‘Cyber Law’ for the Advocates of Jammu and Samba Districts here. Judge High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, Justice Sanjeev Kumar inaugurated the programme. The programme was hosted by the Resource Persons including Associate Professor National Law School Bengaluru, Dr. A Nagarathna and Associate Professor Jammu University, Dr. Savita Nayyar, who shared a plethora of knowledge on the subject with the participants along with special anecdotes from their personal experience in cyber law. Vice President High Court Bar Association, Jammu, Rohit Bhagat, General Secretary, Abhishek Wazir, Advocates from Jammu and Samba districts besides members of the Bar Association participated in the workshop. During his address, Justice Sanjeev Kumar, highlighted the importance of Cyber Law for Judicial Officers and said that the advent of cyber space has revolutionized communication networks, but with its susceptibility to misuse, there is a great need to equip ourselves with cyber laws. “We need to take necessary measures to prevent its misuse, regulate its use, monitoring its operations, and provide proper deterrence to prevent recurrence of such offences”, Justice Kumar said. He further said that the country is ushering into an era of digitalization, wherein everything is put in the cyber space vis-à-vis communication, banking, commerce, trading, storage of data, etc, which inherently provides criminals ample opportunity to penetrate and commit offences like theft, defamation, intimidation among others. He commended the State Judicial Academy for organizing this very informative conference on Cyber Law, which is very important for the judiciary as no lawyer or Judge can afford not to know about electronic evidence. ‘Detection of cyber crimes, their proper investigation and active prosecution are the latest challenges of the day and equally important is the challenge of effective adjudication’, Justice Kumar added The conference deliberated in detail on the importance of Cyber Law for Judicial Officers, Emerging Threat Landscape of Cyber Crimes, Information Technology Act 2008 and Admissibility of Digital Evidence besides Search and Seizure of Digital Evidence. There were brainstorming sessions in which Judicial Officers interacted with the Resource Persons and sought clarifications on different issues relating to appreciation of Electronic Evidence. Director, J&K State Judicial Academy, Rajeev Gupta introduced the programme by highlighting objective behind organizing the Workshop on Cyber Law and moderated the sessions.
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