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Join Webinar on Digital Forensics in the Era of New Criminal Laws: Hosted by Future Crime Research Foundation



As India ushers in a new era of criminal justice with the enactment of three groundbreaking laws, the Future Crime Research Foundation (FCRF) is organizing an insightful webinar titled “Digital Forensics in the Era of New Criminal Laws.” Scheduled for Sunday, June 30, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, this event aims to shed light on the pivotal changes in digital forensics necessitated by the new legal landscape.

The webinar will feature a distinguished panel of experts, including Khushbu Jain, Advocate at the Supreme Court; Prof. Triveni Singh, Ex-IPS officer; Jitendra Singh, ACP-I4C at the Ministry of Home Affairs; and Venkatesh Murthy K, Senior Director at Data Security Council of India (DSCI).


Effective from July 1, 2024, the new criminal laws—Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA)—replace the colonial-era Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), and Indian Evidence Act, respectively. These laws aim to modernize and enhance the criminal justice system, focusing on victim-centric justice, national security, and the incorporation of digital and electronic evidence.

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Key Topics to be Discussed

1. Digital Forensics:
The webinar will explore the latest advancements and methodologies in digital forensic investigations that align with the new legal framework. This segment will provide an overview of how digital forensics plays a crucial role in the investigation and prosecution of crimes in the digital age.

2. eSakshya:
Participants will gain insights into eSakshya, an electronic platform designed for managing digital evidence. This session will cover its functionalities, benefits, and how it integrates with the new criminal laws to streamline the evidence management process.


3. Video/Audio Recording: Authentication & Preservation:
This topic will address best practices for authenticating and preserving digital recordings to ensure their admissibility in court under the new legal standards. The discussion will highlight the importance of maintaining the integrity of digital evidence from collection to presentation in court.

4. Admissibility & Electronic Evidence in New Law:
With the Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam replacing the Indian Evidence Act, the session will navigate the new requirements for the admissibility of electronic evidence. This will include a detailed look at the procedural changes and the emphasis on ensuring that electronic evidence meets the new legal criteria for admissibility.

5. Challenges & Limitations:
The final segment will discuss the challenges and limitations faced by law enforcement and legal practitioners in adapting to the new laws. This includes procedural changes, the increased emphasis on digital evidence, and the practical difficulties encountered during investigations and prosecutions.


This webinar is an essential event for legal professionals, law enforcement officers, digital forensic experts, and anyone interested in understanding the impact of India’s new criminal laws on digital forensics and electronic evidence. By attending, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the new legal framework and its implications for the future of criminal justice in India.

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