Why support FIRE?

Lack of Legal and cyber awareness is one of the main hurdles in growth of our society today. Successful education of children & adults as regards their rights and duties gives rise to an awakened society where action & truth prevail over illiteracy and old dogmas that are no more pragmatic in serving our society. Just as Illiteracy breeds ignorance and fear, legal awareness and cyber empowerment brings knowledge and progressive mindset. Legal awareness is essential for all sections of society, women , children and men alike. One's awareness of legal rights and duties leads to a truly civilized society where each one is committed to optimally work in harmony for progress of the nation.Use of technology has become part of our daily lives.With increased dependency on internet, there is also rising cybercrime due to the anonymity linked with cyberspace. In order to address cybercrime proactively, each one of us must be equipped with cyber law knowledge and best practices to safeguard us from becoming victims of cybercrime and to protect our privacy and data online. As per KPMG's 2014 report on Cybercrime, 89% people recognize cybercrime has become one of the major threats. According to the Report, "Distinctly, about 51 per cent perceive themselves to be an easy target for cyber attacks. The first line of defence against cyberthreat is increasing perception and awareness of cybercrime."


Through various initiatives/ programs on legal and cyber awareness we instill and motivate young children, men & women to be aware of their legal rights and duties, towards their families , community, employers, nation and world as a whole. Through various workshops on cyberlaw we prepare them to face the challenges and threats in the online world with confidence and knowhow required to meet most complex situations with ease.

FIRE studies and designs policy reforms to strengthen the evolving legal & cyber law jurisprudence in the country. We work with Government, law enforcement, educational and other institutions to strengthen its legal and cybersecurity frameworks and empower their departments & personnel with legal & digital literacy. We prepare ready reckoner, useful handbooks for practical learning of laws and cyber education. Our work also includes specialised counselling, and offering legal support to victims of online crimes. We work with partner NGOs to offer legal counselling and legal assistance and represent victims before courts and other redressal agencies and assist police in investigating any reported crimes.