‘Emerging Trends in Digital Crimes and Forensic’ Conference held in Himachal Pradesh
On Friday, 2 December 2022, the Department of Forensic Science of Himachal Pradesh University, has organised a two day national conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Digital Crimes and Forensic’. It has been commenced with the association of Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, Dharamshala.
The Himachal Pradesh governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar was the chief guest, who inaugurated the conference.
In his inaugural speech, Arlekar emphasized on the role of technology in today’s world. He briefly discussed about the various aspects of technology and the growing scenario of digital crimes.
He said that there is a need to develop an understanding about how the science and technology is being utilized and to which extent.
He believed that at present the technology is accessible to everyone and this is impacting the lives severely. Considering the increasing number of digital crimes, he suggested that there is a need for a large national level laboratory of digital crime investigation in Himachal Pradesh.
He said that since the state has large borders, the digital forensic technology can be used in these areas to keep an eye on cross border activities. This will be a great use of knowledge and technology in this direction.
The governor also released various magazines related to forensic science, in the conference.
During the conference, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Himachal Pradesh University and Nextechno Gen Private Limited (NTGPL) of Delhi in the presence of the governor.
The MoU provides the framework for the proposed collaboration that can help to build up a new generation of highly skilled human resource and provide entirely new opportunities for employment and economic development.
Focusing on the technology of digital forensics and cyber investigation, the MoU will also help to establish the Himachal Pradesh University, NTGPL and the state as a global leader in these technologies.
It has been suggested that by exchanging the experience and scientific as well as technical knowledge between the two institutions, the MoU will provide a great mutual progress of both the institutes and will be beneficial for the service of society.
According to the director of Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) directorate, V.K. Trivedi, the present scenario is the age of digital world and nobody can think about the survival without it.
He concluded that keeping in mind the growing threats of digital crimes, India has committed to digital progress and it has come up with various initiatives for digital India.