We are spending 24 thousand crores on data security: Still 300% cybercrime increased, online sexual harassment increased by 6300%

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We are spending 24 thousand crores on data security: Still 300% cybercrime increased, online sexual harassment increased by 6300%
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The Data Protection Bill in India is currently in cold storage. In 2018, the European Union implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It was considered a major step towards increasing cybercrimes and individuals as well as data protection of companies. Since then, work on the data protection bill started in India too. This bill, which is stuck on the amendments and suggestions of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), is currently withdrawn by the government, but the status of data protection and cyber security has not improved. Cybercrime cases were more than 27 thousand in 2018, which increased to more than 50 thousand, ie almost doubled. Spending on cyber security in India, about 15 thousand crores in 2019. Was, which has reached 24 thousand crores in 2022. Understand from the data why India needs a data protection bill?

first understand the rising speed of cybercrime in India In the states, it was the highest number of 10395 cases of cybercrime cases recorded in the states. Out of this, 4047 cases were directly related to online banking fraud. The second largest motive identity of cybercrime was to steal the identity, ie identity theft. A total of 5110 cases were registered. One special thing is that 3513 cases of identity theft were registered only in Karnataka, which are more than the rest of the country. At the same time, 3316 cases of cyber fraud were also registered in Telangana. This is followed by Maharashtra (2032) and Bihar (1294). Insurance and IT companies spend crores of rupees every year. This includes measures like private server cost data encryption and firewall. Government undertakings on cyber security also spent Rs 462 crore in 2022. Although this expenditure is very low compared to banking and IT sector.

Know why data protection

our number after China in the population of internet users, hands of 85 crores after China In the smartphone

Internet users, India ranks second after China. In 2022, 66% of the country's population i.e. about 85 crore people are using smartphones. Most of the services related to health and banking sectors are now being used online. During Kovid, services related to education and retail sector have also come online. In such a situation, it has become very important for citizens and companies to protect your data.

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