India and UK signs MoU on cybercrime and cybersecurity

India and UK has signed MoU to cooperate on global issues like governance of internet, cybercrime and cybersecurity.

Minister for Law & Justice and Electronics & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad and David Gauke, Secretary of State for Justice, UK signed a MoU for enhancing bilateral cooperation in legal affairs which, inter alia, provides a framework for promoting greater co-operation between the judicial and legal professionals in both countries through exchange of expertise and training and exchanging information regarding current issues of international significance.

The MoU also provides for establishment of a Joint Consultative Committee to facilitate such exchange.

The two Ministers discussed taking forward the exchange of legal practitioners on the basis of reciprocity in accordance with the prevailing legal provisions in their respective countries.

Prasad informed his counterpart about the progress made in India in the field of ensuring access to justice for all, particularly using the power of technology through initiatives like Tele-Law, e-Court services and digitization of Courts in India.

The two ministers reiterated their commitment to deepening bilateral cooperation in legal matters, including arbitration, legal training and exchange of best practices, taking advantage of the shared common law heritage of the two countries.