With the improvements of ICT bringing in much benefits for India especially creating a conducive place for businesses to take place, much effort has to be taken to prevent ICT abuses from taking place. These abuses will definitely lower the strength of security in India, increase the cyber risk and deter businesses from continuing their service in India. This can affect the economy in India.
From the data gathered from the cyber security trends in India 2007, it can be deduced that the causes of ICT abuse is due to weak ICT laws and insufficient cyber security. Without proper laws to deter the offenders, there is an increase in the number of offends in form of spam emails via wireless network and intrusion of privacy. Privacy and Trust in digital life is at stake and protection of personal data is deemed to be a difficult process in rear future.
Lack of political will to implement harsh cyber laws is the root of the problem. A cyber law working group has been formed to suggest policies and laws to the government to reduce ICT offenses. Though many private firms are trying to improve cyber security by increasing awareness among the mass and implementing security policies. One such effort is the formulation of International Cyber Law Treaty. However, no matter how much effort is taken by private firms, without the support of the government, survival of the preventive measures is not ensured.