Posted by: Editor LNAV | April 7, 2010

Natgrid Seems To Be Still Stalled

The proposal to launch national intelligence grid (NATGRID) in India was recently considered by Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) of India. The CCS took a clue from precautionary advice given by techno-legal expert Praveen Dalal regarding the possible political misuse and violation of civil liberties of the Indian citizens. As a result, the CCS withheld its nod and asked the Home Ministry to come back after further consultation with all stakeholders and incorporating adequate safeguards in this regard.

It seems NATGRID is still awaiting a launch. Some very good clues can be taken from this “dedicated resource” in this regard that is managed by Perry4Law. The CCS would definitely analyse the reformed Natgrid proposal of Home Ministry in the light of the safeguards mentioned at this site.

This site may also be helpful for the Indian government while implementing projects like Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS) Project (CCTNS Project), National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), Unique Identification (UID), National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) of India, E-Surveillance under the Information Technology Act 2000 (IT Act 2000) and other laws, etc.

The basic purpose of this initiative is to strengthen the human rights protection in cyberspace that is increasingly violated by governments and private individuals alike. Further, the resource also intends to provide good and effective legal framework for protection of civil liberties in cyberspace.

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