Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called on the worldwide community to join hands to thwart attempts by terror groups to utilise the cyber space to expand its nefarious activities. "GCCS 2017 will give the world's cyber community a unique opportunity to learn from global experience and expert insight, and discover more about the technology led transformation being engineered in India", Ravi Shankar Prasad, Electronics & IT and Law & Justice Minister said on Wednesday, as reported by the media.
Mr Modi said digital technology paves way for efficient service delivery and governance.
Mr Modi said technology breaks barriers and has given a level playing field to the society.
According to Modi, while emerging digital technologies could impact the future, important questions of transparency, privacy, trust and security may need to be addressed. "Cyber-space technologies must remain an enabler for our people", he added.
Modi said countries can strike a fine balance between privacy and openness on the one hand and national security on the other. "Expressing concern over the large number of grievances, the Prime Minister emphasised on the need for improvement in the administrative arrangements, so that consumers can be benefited", the release said.
The quest for an open and accessible Internet, he said, often leads to vulnerabilities like cyber attacks, and a major focus area should be training of well-equipped professionals to counter cyber threats.
The prime minister added that his government was "strongly committed" to empowerment through digital access.
He said India is using the digital domain to facilitate participative governance, or Jan Bhagidari. The app has been in the making since 2016 and is available on Android, iOS and Windows platforms UMANG integrates with the core government services of Aadhaar, DigiLocker, Rapid Assessment System, and Bharat Bill Payment System.
The theme of the two-day GCCS is "Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development", drawing over 10,000 delegates and witnessing a virtual participation from over 2,800 locations globally.
Global Conference on Cyber Space two-day mega event began in New Delhi.
The global conference is being attended by representatives from 124 countries and 33 ministerial delegates from 31 countries.
Almost 10,000 delegates from 100 countries are participating in the conference which is being held in India for the first time.