Cyber Crimes against Marginalised and Vulnerable Groups in India

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Book Title: Cyber Crime, Regulations and Security – Contemporary Issues and Challenges
ISBN: 978-81-956533-0-0
Author(s): Aditi Srivastava, Mr. Avinash Krishna Goswami & Dr Ritu Gautam
Published On: 15/11/2022
First Page: 7
Last Page: 17
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher


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Aditi Srivastava, Mr. Avinash Krishna Goswami & Dr Ritu Gautam, Cyber Crimes against Marginalised and Vulnerable Groups in India, 7-17, Published on 15/11/2022, Available at



Cyber space and its regulation are a fast-developing arena, having multidisciplinary disciplinary approach to tackle the innovation, technological developments and cybercrimes emerging from interactions in cyberspace. The potential victims are those marginalised group who need socio legal support to become aware, prevent themselves from falling prey to such crimes and getting speedy justice, remedy and taken seriously that cybercrime perpetrated against them is as valid and graver as any traditional crime. This exploratory research paper presents a critical analysis of challenges faced by all the stakeholders, jurisprudence of nature of such cybercrimes perpetrated against Senior Citizens just as Women and Children were experiencing since emergence of Information Communication Technology, what new principles or prepositions are found, in order to fully elucidate the scope. nature and extent of these acts which constitute cyber crimes, methods employed by cybercriminals to reflect their intents, objective to victimise Marginalised group, cyber law framework in Indian scenario, judicial recommendation and environment to provide speedy justice, community support for prevention and counselling for victims, efforts needed for digital literacy of the Senior Adults to have a digitally inclusive society which is able to avail the benefits of Digital Media, Information Communication Technology, be part of growing consumer market and Indian legal framework’s strengthening to accommodate these changes, generating Legal Capital for India’s Seniors Citizens, who empowered can change perception from being vulnerable or probable victims to a valued assets.



Keywords: Cyber Crime, Security and Regulation, Information Technology Act, Senior Citizens and Marginalised groups, Digital Inclusion.

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