China Launches First of its Kind Cyber Court to Deal with the Internet Crimes. In order to deal with the increasing internet crimes, China has launched the first-ever “Digital Cyber Court” in the country; the state media reported.
The very first case in the newly launched digital court was registered on a dispute between an online writer and a web company on August 18, 2017 at the “Hangzhou Internet Court.”
China Launches First of its Kind “Cyber Court” to Deal with the Internet Crimes
The 20 minutes trial of the case was accessed by the lawyers while using their computers.
This digital court will hear all cases related to online crimes including e-commerce etc.
Rather than appear before a judge in person, defendants and plaintiffs appear before the judge via video-chat.
Wang Jiangqiao, the cyber-court’s VP said that:
“This will move break geographic boundaries and greatly saves time in traditional hearings.”
China experienced its first trials streamed online back in September, 2016 in an apparent effort to portray transparency and trustworthiness of the system. But not all trials appear online, as controversial political cases will remain far from the public’s eye.
By visiting the website tingshen.court.gov.cn, Chinese citizens can choose which Chinese province they wish to see trials broadcast from. Split screens provide a perspective of defendants, judges and lawyers. The site also offers the ability to play back some previous trials.
Source: Active Telecoms