Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Sept 7:
In order to equip the stakeholders directly and indirectly involved in adjudicating cyber wrongs and administering cyber law and justice system in the country, the National Law University Odisha (NLUO), Cuttack, in association with the Advanced Centre for Research, Development and Training in Cyber Laws and Forensics (ACRDTCLF) of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, organized a one-day training programme on ‘Cyber Laws and Cyber Forensics’ in the millennium city here today.
Delivering the inaugural address, Justice Dipak Mishra of the Supreme Court laid emphasis on the importance of such a training programme. “The time has come to awaken ourselves towards cyber crime and related challenges and effectively dealt with it,” he said.
Justice Amitava Roy, th Chief Justice of Oorissa High Court, reiterated the importance of such programmes. “Today’s era, being a digital era with Information technology with its perfection, has made it essential for the legal professionals to get acquainted with legal framework and methods of handing cyber forensics,” he said.
Speaking about the objectives of the advanced centre on cyber law and forensics of the Bangalore Law School, Prof Venkata Rao expressed interest in partnering with NLUO, Cuttack in respect of future undertakings in this field. He also spoke about the need for changes to be brought into society and law due to information technological advancements.
In his welcome address, Prof Srikrishna Deva Rao said the occasion was of immense importance considering the relevance it will have in upgrading and equipping stakeholders involved in dealing with cyber wrongs.
Participants of the programme included members from the Orissa judiciary, police, legal practitioners and legal academics.
Aamong the others who participated in the seminar were Prof (Dr) Srikrishna Deva Rao, vice-chancellor, NLUO; Prof (Dr) Nagarathna A, Chief Investigator, ACRDTCLF and judges of the Odisha High Court.