The problem is not unique to India alone but is a universal problem. Whether it is the "anonymity controversy" regarding Google or recent controversy regarding "censorship" by China or the blocking of the website of zone-h.org in India or any other similar incidence, governments all over the world are unable to cope up with the present information and communication technology (ICT) systems.
As a result they are superimposing the traditional concepts toto cyberspace resulting in absurd results, says Praveen Dalal, leading techno-legal expert of India.
There is an emergent need to formulate good techno-legal regulation regarding human right protection in cyberspace. We cannot blindly apply the traditional concepts to cyberspace and we need a separate and dedicate branch of techno-legal laws and regulation in this regard.
The "suggestions" of Praveen Dalal regarding privacy protection and prevention of potential misuse of information for political ends gathered through NATGRID have already been accepted by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) of India. In the end, the CCS withheld its nod and asked the Home Ministry to come back after further consultation with all stakeholders.
Let us hope that the proposed initiative on protection of civil liberties in cyberspace would prove useful to all concerned.