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Cyber laws encompassing the Security of E-Quran in Saudi Arabia

Cyber laws encompassing the Security of E-Quran in Saudi Arabia

Past two decades in the world have seen tremendous growth in the use of Information Technology in almost every field of daily life. We have seen abrupt changes in the society and paper world is completely changed to electronic world. The use of electronic format of storing, processing and retrieval of data made ease for the human kind in a multidimensional way which influences the human being in all the aspects of life. The growth of using Holy Quran for reading and learning through electronic mode is increasing day by day. As there are always two faces of a coin, the other side shows the risks and vulnerabilities associated with the use of e- Quran. With over 1.5 billion of Muslim population in the world, several calls were raised in the Islamic countries to establish a law suitable to handle computer crimes which matches the Islamic Shariah law. In this paper threats associated with the use of digital format of Quran and existing cyber laws associated with it, are discussed, both in the Kingdom and worldwide. The author conducted on extensive review of published literature on a number of computer crime laws developed by many countries, which includes Texas Computer Crime Law, Anticrime act 2007 of Saudi Arabia and cyber laws in other countries of Middle East. Lastly author proposes the amendments in the latest version of Cyberlaws for securing the Holy Quran, in the light of present Anticrime act of World especially in Middle East as computer crime is of a global nature and the present penalties associated with Modification and fabrication of electronic data is not enough when we talk about the holy book Quran.

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253-257
ISSN : 2320-0936
eng
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