Laws exist because lawlessness has a tendency to run amok. Just as in our mundane physical world, the virtual world too is struggling to prevent the dark forces from establishing anarchy.India along with other countries is dwelling on the periphery of digital lawlessness. This might sound preposterous, especially when technology riding piggybacks on the Internet is trying to bring about...
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Laws exist because lawlessness has a tendency to run amok. Just as in our mundane physical world, the virtual world too is struggling to prevent the dark forces from establishing anarchy.
Conclusion: The digital overload that is leading to an explosive situation needs to be addressed on priority. The pace at which digitization is continuing has led to a situation where the present laws, rules, and regulations are outdated. The relentless speed of digital penetration has actually caused privacy to be stripped bare and a digital rogue situation is at hand, which if not handled properly could lead to a breakdown of the society at large.Just as National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) November 2017 shared that “National security agencies from across the world must forge greater collaboration to ward off cyber threats and work together to counter cyber criminals including terrorists” .It is imperative that all the stakeholders (including the IT industry, law enforcement, state actors and legislature) work collaboratively to establish similar rules, expectations, frame appropriate policies and laws for inculcating responsible behavior in the digital world and make Digital Safety and Digital Laws a priority.