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175B083 Mahesh P S   01 March 2021

Citizen participation

Can citizens participate as cyber volunteers to identify, flag, and report illegal and unlawful content online to the government in India?



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Kevin Moses Paul   01 March 2021

A new programme has been started by the Cyber Crime Cell of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) under which the citizens can participate as volunteers to identify, flag and report to the government illegal and unlawful content, including child p*rnography, rape, terrorism, radicalisation and anti-national activities.

The programme will be introduced on a trial basis in Jammu and Kashmir, Tripura, and then will be scaled to other states depending on the feedback.

Under the programme, the MHA’s Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre will act as an apex, while volunteers can register themselves with their states or union territories to work as cyber volunteers.

However, the volunteers will be asked to reveal personal details, including name, father’s name, mobile numbers and email address.

According to the document for the registration for volunteers, the details of the volunteer will not be verified separately.

The MHA portal where one can register as a cybercrime volunteer specifies that those who register cannot use this programme for any commercial gains or issue any public statement about their association as a cyber volunteer.

Special Note:-
The volunteers are “prohibited from using the name or claiming association” with MHA on any public platform.

Hope It Helps

Regards
Kevin M. Paul

avadhesh Paliwal   07 March 2021

BEFORE SOME DAY LAW MINISTER RAVISHANKAR ANNOUCE THE NEW LAW FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONTENT OF FACEBOOK....PLEASE READ THIS 


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