Supreme Court Issues Notices to Google Facebook on Sexual Offence Videos

SC issues notice to Google, Facebook, and Microsoft for curbs on sharing of videos related to sexual offences and cybercrime.

Justice Madan B. Lokur and Uday Umesh Lalit wanted explanation from Google India, Yahoo India, Microsoft Corporation India and Facebook about blocking sexual offense videos by January 9

This case is filed by Hyderabad nongovernment organization prajwala. They have sent two rape videos to Supreme Court which are trending in internet sites and many people are sharing this video.

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NGO’s lawyer Aparna Bhat said “Sexual offense videos are posting on online, by this type of videos many people will get influenced and takes participation in cyber crime.”

Prajwala foundation submitted the copy of video to the Supreme Court which is trending on the internet, in this video one person is committing rape and another person is filming it.

The government said in the response by the top court, ordering information and technology of ministry act for the way of blocking and reporting videos of rape under the protection of child sexual offenses 2012.

ASG Maninder Singh said that debate is on in the country and abroad on making public of the identity of the sexual offender. Supreme Court said the identity of an alleged rape offender should not be released hardly on the registering the offense but only after conviction.

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The bench said if a person gets acquitted even then person would suffer damage to his image because of prior disclosure of his identity. It will defame the image of a person, if he is acquitted in the sexual offense case,” the bench said.

The court also said if any person acquitted of a sexual offense, CBI will not investigate him for cybercrime aspect of the offense

According to National Crime Record Bureau statistics increase in the cases of sexual violence against children, the apex court questioned the Centre to include in the list of measures for curbing crimes against women and the steps to protect children from sexual violence.

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