Forensic science is a comparatively new field and cyber forensics is even newer. There are different fields of cyber forensics and every field in itself is very difficult to practice. Nevertheless, significance of cyber forensics cannot be undermined especially in contemporary times of space laws, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT).
India has launched projects like National E-Governance Plan (NeGP), Digital India, etc that are technology driven. From simple cases of broadband theft to sophisticated cases of satellite hacking, cyber forensics is going to play a major role. Of course, India is a beginner in this field so we must start with basics of cyber forensics.
Even for basic application of cyber forensics principles, we find law enforcement agencies, public prosecutors and judges struggling. The entire case against a cyber criminal is jeopardised the moment a faulty police investigation is started. We have police officers and intelligence officers in India who have wonderful investigation capabilities. However, not all of them can apply these investigation technologies in cyberspace.
We at Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) firmly believe that there is a wide gap between traditional investigation capabilities and cyber crimes investigation capabilities in India. We tried to fill this gap but found that the policies of government are not conducive for successful implementation of our techno legal courses on cyber law, cyber forensics, etc.
As a result our techno legal training and skills development initiatives could not get the desired results. Without getting discouraged, we simply kept our research materials and skill development projects in abeyance for future use. It seems that time has come and soon PTLB would reintroduce its techno legal courses individually and in collaboration with national and international stakeholders.