The Union Home Ministry is set to develop an Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) which is an apex coordination centre to be developed in New Delhi to deal with cybercrimes and web security threats. 

It has also asked other States to establish similar mechanism in every district and release funds for setting up of cyber-forensic training laboratory-cum-training centre for police officials in each State.

It has also released funds to Cyber Crime Prevention regarding Women and Children Scheme.

Key Points
  1. The Cyber Crime Coordination Centre has been proposed in Delhi for Cyber Security.
  2. It is an apex coordination centre to deal with cyber crimes such as financial frauds, circulation of communal and pornographic contents.
  3. The Centre will be set up under the newly created Cyber and Information Security (CIS) division of the MHA.
  4. The I4C(Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre) will assist in centralising cyber security investigations, prioritise the development of response tools and bring together private companies to contain the menace.
  5. It would coordinate with state governments and union territories, and closely monitor the cyberspace and social media with due emphasis on vernacular content.
  6. The centre would also block those websites which flout India’s laws and circulate child porn, and communally and racially sensitive content.

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The European Union has been working for 4 years to bring General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to bring data protection legislation into ways that are unforeseen in practice of how data is used. 

Since , UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, GDPR is set to introduce a tougher fine for non-compliance and breaches, and also will give people more power over  their data and which company uses it. It also makes data protection rules quite a bit identical throughout the EU.

 

About General Data Protection Regulation -
  1. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims  primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
  2. Facebook has published its privacy principles for the first time and rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information as it prepares for the start of a tough new EU data protection law.
  3. GDPR enters into force on 25th May marking the biggest overhaul of personal data privacy rules since the birth of the internet.