Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced that 5G deployment in India will commence sooner than expected. The long-awaited upgrade from 4G to 5G will allow ultra-fast Internet speeds and seamless connectivity across the country compared to 4G. The implications of the 5G roll-out could be significant, particularly for law enforcement in India.
How will it help the law enforcement agencies?
What are the challenges?
The issue of cybersecurity –
What should be done?
The 5G roll-out will be a game-changer for law enforcement agencies. It will enable the police fight crime effectively. At the same time, criminal use of 5G is inevitable. In this context, the recent recommendation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to the government to develop a national road map for India to implement 5G in the best possible manner should encompass law enforcement requirements.
Source – The Hindu
QUESTION – The roll-out of 5G systems in India will prove to be both a boon and a bane for the law enforcement agencies. Discuss how? What can be done to minimise its negative impacts?