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India is Seeking Global Action to Counter the Use of Slew Technologies

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According to reports, India is seeking global action to counter the use of slew technologies including virtual private networks, end-to-end encrypted messaging services and block chain-based technologies.

As per reports, in the suggestions to members of an Ad Hoc committee of the United Nations debating a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes.

The anonymity, scale, speed and scope offered to and the increasing the possibility of their remaining untraceable to law enforcement agencies by using these technologies remains one of the major challenges before the world.

In order to bridle in cybercrime globally, member states must agree on a cooperation framework for freezing and return of proceeds obtained from cybercrime, Indian officials stated while addressing the UN Ad Hoc committee, which met in Vienna between May 30 and June 10, as per reports.

According to reports, money is laundered using innovative online means such as the use of cryptocurrency. Often this money movement happens in numerous countries before it is siphoned off by the perpetrators of crimes, including cyber terrorists using emerging technologies to finance terrorist activities.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the minister of state for IT says that companies which did not want to adhere to the norms were free to leave India

The multilateral grouping to elaborate a comprehensive international convention on countering the use of information and communications technologies for criminal purposes was established by a resolution during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in January 2020.

Additionally, the Information Technology (IT) Rules of 2021 mandates that internet platforms, which provide instant messaging services, must provide a way to track the first originator of the message, even when it is end-to-end encrypted.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the minister of state for IT says that companies which did not want to adhere to the norms were free to leave India.

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