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Volunteer force to patrol cyber world for ‘anti-national’ posts

For registration, no prior verification required: J&K Police

February 04, 2021 | BK CORRESPONDENT

Next time you decide to put a post on social media, think twice!

The central government on Wednesday announced setting up of Cyber Crime Volunteers’ corps that will keep eye on “anti-national” among other posts appearing on social media platforms.
According to an official spokesperson, Cyber Volunteer Unlawful Content Flagger force will be responsible for “reporting online illegal/unlawful content like child pornography, rape, terrorism, radicalization, anti-national activities, etc.”
The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday asked the desiring people to register themselves as Cybercrime Volunteers.
“Any Indian citizen can get himself/herself registered as Cyber Crime Volunteer through the official website of Ministry of Home Affairs cybercrime reporting portal http://Cybercrime.gov.in,” said a police spokesman in a statement.
The statement said individual shall be required to register as volunteer through a dedicated section ‘Cyber Volunteers’ on National Cybercrime Reporting Portal.
“He/she shall be required to furnish some mandatory personal particulars like full Name, father’s name, mobile number, Email address, residential address etc. ID proof and address proof will be required to be uploaded at ‘Upload ID Proof tab in the registration form,” said the spokesman.
Police said that a volunteer can register itself in any of the three categories including Cyber Volunteer Unlawful Content Flagger, Cyber Awareness Promoter and Cyber Expert.
The statement said the Cyber Awareness Promoter will create awareness about cybercrime among citizen including “vulnerable groups like women, children, and elderly and rural population, etc”.
It said cyber expert will dealing with specific domains of cybercrime, forensics, network forensics, malware analysis, memory analysis and cryptography. For registration as ‘Cyber volunteer Unlawful content flagger’, the police statement adding no prior verification is required.
“For registration as ‘Cyber Awareness Promoter or Cyber Expert’, prior verification (KYC) will be carried out by the concerned State/UT. Once a volunteer registers, his details would be accessible to the UT Nodal officer for cybercrime i.e. IGP Crime Branch J&K,” the police statement said.
According to officials, cybercrimes have lately witnessed a surge in Kashmir and police have been appealing the people to come forward and report such crimes, “These volunteers will help police in solving cybercrimes,” officials said.
The outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic has forced people to use online platforms for various reasons, which make them vulnerable to crimes.
According to National Crime Record Bureau, cyber-bullying, stalking, and blackmailing has been common cyber-crimes in Jammu and Kashmir last year. The official data also shows that six cyber-crimes against women including publishing or transmitting sexually explicit material were recorded by the crime branch in 2019.

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Volunteer force to patrol cyber world for ‘anti-national’ posts

For registration, no prior verification required: J&K Police

February 04, 2021 | BK CORRESPONDENT

Next time you decide to put a post on social media, think twice!

The central government on Wednesday announced setting up of Cyber Crime Volunteers’ corps that will keep eye on “anti-national” among other posts appearing on social media platforms.
According to an official spokesperson, Cyber Volunteer Unlawful Content Flagger force will be responsible for “reporting online illegal/unlawful content like child pornography, rape, terrorism, radicalization, anti-national activities, etc.”
The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday asked the desiring people to register themselves as Cybercrime Volunteers.
“Any Indian citizen can get himself/herself registered as Cyber Crime Volunteer through the official website of Ministry of Home Affairs cybercrime reporting portal http://Cybercrime.gov.in,” said a police spokesman in a statement.
The statement said individual shall be required to register as volunteer through a dedicated section ‘Cyber Volunteers’ on National Cybercrime Reporting Portal.
“He/she shall be required to furnish some mandatory personal particulars like full Name, father’s name, mobile number, Email address, residential address etc. ID proof and address proof will be required to be uploaded at ‘Upload ID Proof tab in the registration form,” said the spokesman.
Police said that a volunteer can register itself in any of the three categories including Cyber Volunteer Unlawful Content Flagger, Cyber Awareness Promoter and Cyber Expert.
The statement said the Cyber Awareness Promoter will create awareness about cybercrime among citizen including “vulnerable groups like women, children, and elderly and rural population, etc”.
It said cyber expert will dealing with specific domains of cybercrime, forensics, network forensics, malware analysis, memory analysis and cryptography. For registration as ‘Cyber volunteer Unlawful content flagger’, the police statement adding no prior verification is required.
“For registration as ‘Cyber Awareness Promoter or Cyber Expert’, prior verification (KYC) will be carried out by the concerned State/UT. Once a volunteer registers, his details would be accessible to the UT Nodal officer for cybercrime i.e. IGP Crime Branch J&K,” the police statement said.
According to officials, cybercrimes have lately witnessed a surge in Kashmir and police have been appealing the people to come forward and report such crimes, “These volunteers will help police in solving cybercrimes,” officials said.
The outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic has forced people to use online platforms for various reasons, which make them vulnerable to crimes.
According to National Crime Record Bureau, cyber-bullying, stalking, and blackmailing has been common cyber-crimes in Jammu and Kashmir last year. The official data also shows that six cyber-crimes against women including publishing or transmitting sexually explicit material were recorded by the crime branch in 2019.


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