"Freedom of expression is central to our ideological stand on cyber space but at the same time there must be a de facto recognition of threats that are out there and that we need to deal with those threats locally, nationally and globally and what we need is a consensus on those," said telecom minister
"There is an asymmetry in the laws on the internet. And as long as there is asymmetry there cannot be equality. There must be accountability even in cyberspace. You are only secure till you are attacked," he added.
According to the study around 94.7 million users access internet from their desktop/laptop, mobile data connections such as GPRS/EDGE and 3G all together.
Taking about jurisdiction to deal with cyber attacks against the country, the minister said Indian authorities should have jurisdiction to deal with cyber attacks against the country irrespective of their source.
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Taking about citizen's rights of secure cyberspace, national security advisor to the prime minister, SS Menon who was also present on the occasion said our basic approach is to support democratic Internet governance, keeping interference to the minimum and legal. "We have seen a phenomenal number of attacks on our cyber security network. However, our cyber security framework adopts a multi layered approach," he said.
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