India Supreme Court calls on tech giants to curb sexual assault, cyber-crime

News by Robert Abel

India's Supreme Court Monday issued a notice to Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook on a plea seeking to curb the sharing of videos displaying sexual assault and cyber-crime.

The Indian Supreme Court Monday issued a notice to Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook on a plea seeking to curb the sharing of videos displaying sexual assault and cyber-crime.

Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit sought responses from the enterprises by 9 January on in response to a non-governmental organisation's plea seeking for the enterprises to have a defined place to report rape videos and take action to block them, according to Indo-Asian News Service.

The notice came following a hearing with the NGO known as Prajwala, which seeks to eradicate forced prostitution and sex trafficking. The NGO is calling for efforts to curb cyber-crime concerning videos of sexual assault, which are often shared online.

Additionally, Solicitor General Maninder Singh told the court steps have already been taken by the court and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to curb cyber-crime.

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