Safe Seniors in Cyber Space: Understanding and Addressing Cyber Threats against Elderly People in India

  • Saurya Sarkar
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  • Saurya Sarkar

    LL.M student at Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol, West Bengal & Advocate at District & Sessions Judges Court Paschim Bardhaman at Asansol, India

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We are living in the era of technology. Human life has changed rapidly owing to the superfast development in today's time. In recent years the human kind has faced severe threats in various forms of cyber crimes. Thus, Cyber Law is also a relatively new field which originated from the traditional laws. In the modern technological world it is becoming an increasingly important field. Cyber Crime is extreme threat to individuals data privacy, including any kind of data stored virtually stored, whether sensitive or insensitive. Impact of cyber crime on senior citizens can be multifaceted, which effect them socially, emotionally, financially. This research work is an attempt to identify the existing patterns of cyber crimes committed against elderly people and its impact on them. What are the protection available under the exiting legal framework and what are probable measures which can be adopted to provide a safe cyber space to the senior citizens of our country.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 2525 - 2535


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