Govt asks people to register as cyber crime to check unlawful online content

Indian government seeks help Indian Cyber Crime Volunteers people to register as cyber crime to check unlawful online content posts on social media platform which are against the sovereignty and integrity of India against the defense of India.

The project known as Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) is an initiative of the Union Ministry, IT was started in militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir last week where the police issued a circular asking citizens to register themselves as volunters.

The online posts against the security of the state, against friends relations with foreign States, content aimed at disturbing public order, disturbing communal harmony and child abuse materials. The volunteers are asked to keep an eye on these posts are shared on social media like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Cyber Expert category volunteer will help deal with specific domains of cybercrime, forensics, network forensics, malware analysis, memory analysis and cryptography. There is no verification required for the first category , a background verification of volunteers of others two categories will be done as per norms of Know Your Customers (KYC) by the respective state governments and union territories.

The volunteers are required to provide personal particulars details about his full name, father’s name, mobile number, email address and residential address. The registration process is complete, the details of the volunteers would be accessible to the Union Territory Inspector Crime branch, officer of cyber crime

Under I4C is an idea conceived to fight against cybercrime in a coordination and comprehensive manner. One of the important objective of I4C is to create an ecosystem that brings togethr academia, industry, public and government in prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes, a document shared of the Home Ministry, India

The volunteers are barred from issuing any public statement about their association with this program and are also “strictly prohibited” from using their name of Ministry of Home Affairs or claim to have an association with the ministry on any social media or public platform.