Portal for complaints on sex abuse videos: SC seeks report
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to file a comprehensive and detailed status report about the progress of an online cyber crime reporting portal to block videos of sexual offences on social sites.
A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit said it would be in the interest of all concerned, if a central reporting mechanism was set up to stop cyber crimes.
“We would like to have a comprehensive and detailed status report from the Ministry of Home Affairs informing us about the progress made, keeping in view the fact that there is a road map already indicated in the affidavit dated December 1, 2015 and other subsequent affidavits. The status report will deal with all these issues in a comprehensive manner,” the bench said. The Centre informed the top court that the launch of the beta version of this portal was expected in the last week of April.
“It is also stated that connectivity of the portal has been tested with Maharashtra, Kerala, UP and Chandigarh. The process is underway to establish connectivity with all other States/UTs and efforts have been made to integrate as many States as possible before the launch date.”