Cyber Crime: Women Combating with the Negative Effect of Technology in the Era of Globalisation
Mansi1, Pukhraj Agarwal2
1Mansi*, Master of Law (Corporate and Commercial Laws), Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, India.
2Dr. Pukhraj Agarwal, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, India.
Manuscript received on March 03, 2020. | Revised Manuscript Received on March 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 15, 2020. | PP: 21-25 | Volume-4 Issue-7, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F0650024620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.F0650.034720
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Abstract: In the modern era of globalization, there has been an abundant change in the lifestyle of individuals and with the advancement of technology, it has made man directly or indirectly depend on internet for all their needs. Internet has given easy access to everything and is used in almost every sphere. With the advancement of internet, it has had both the negative as well as positive effects on the lifestyle and working conditions of individuals. This particular growth in technology and internet driven lifestyle has also posed a concern in the form ofcyber-crime. Cyber-crime is defined as an unlawful act where the internet and the computer system is used either as a tool or a target or both. It can be committed in various forms like hacking, phishing, cyber terrorism, spoofing, stalking, data diddling etc. But as far as women safety is concerned, due to increase in cyber-crime “WOMEN” are badly affected an becomes the sufferer of cyber-crimes like pornography, cyberstalking etc. which may result in serious violent acts like serious physical harm or harassment or any medium of sexual abuse. Information Technology Act of 2000 provides the laws pertaining to such crimes and the punishments prescribed therein but however, being a specific law on this subject matter, it fails to provide mechanisms and punishments for crimes committed specifically against women. For all such matters one has to refer to the more general law of the land i.e. Indian Penal Code. Thus, regulation and implementation of IT Act is much needed to safeguard the rights of women. Therefore, with this paper the researchers want to enlighten the problem and need of stricter laws relating to cyber-crime, which will help the victims to fight back against such heinous and devastating crime growing in a society with rapid and continuous phenomenon of globalization
Keywords: Cyber-Crime, Globalisation, I.T Act 2000, Women Safety.