Crypto, Dark Net & Digital Ownership the Buzzwords as India Plans G20 Meet on Security & Crime

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    The second day of the conference will feature sessions on cryptocurrency and darknet challenges. (Shutterstock)

    Ransomware, phishing, online fraud, online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA), and computer intrusion (hacking) pose a global threat, according to Interpol’s 2022 Global Crime Trends Overview report It is one of the cybercrime trends.

    India suggested discussing the next level of cyberspace issues, which will be a major challenge in the coming years, with 20 countries and 9 guest countries at the next conference on security and crime.

    The G20 Conference on Crime and Security in the NFT, Al, and Metaverse Era will address issues such as internet governance, AI challenges and responsibilities, darknet and cryptocurrency challenges, and safeguarding digital public infrastructure amidst unprecedented circumstances. The scale of digitization proposed to be discussed, especially the criminal use of information and communication technology.

    The two-day conference is divided into six discussion sessions.

    “The first session, scheduled for July 13th, will discuss and brainstorm the rules, good and bad habits, and policies for coordinating and shaping cyberspace. Securing digital infrastructure will be discussed at a time when the world is moving towards massive digitization.The final session on day one will be on augmented reality, with country representatives on topics such as the metaverse and digital ownership. We will discuss it,” a senior government official told News18.

    On the second day, “Artificial Intelligence: Challenges, Opportunities and Responsible Use”, “Connecting the Dots of the Darknet”, “Cryptocurrency and Darknet Challenges”, “Criminal Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)” — A session titled “Framework Evolution” will be held. for international cooperation.

    According to Interpol’s 2022 Global Crime Trends Overview report, ransomware, phishing, online fraud, online child sexual exploitation and abuse (OCSEA), and computer intrusions (i.e. hacking) pose a global threat. It is one of the cybercrime trends that Such crimes are expected to multiply many times over in the future, impacting the economic interests of individuals and nations.

    And, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2023, attempts to sabotage critical technology resources and services are expected to become more common as cybercrime increases, and attacks against such infrastructure are expected to become more common. is expected.

    India will hold the G20 Presidency from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023. During its term, various working groups and engagement groups meet to deliberate on various issues of common interest. Furthermore, an official said he felt that crime and security issues also needed to be addressed in the context of India’s G20 presidency.

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA), National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will host the meeting.


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