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Government 'must act on e-crime'

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    The government must do more to protect internet users from the threat of e-crime, says a House of Lords report.
    The Lords Science and Technology Committee said the internet was now "the playground of criminals".

    The report criticised the government's current "Wild West" approach of leaving internet security up to the individual as "inefficient and unrealistic".

    A Home Office spokesperson said the government was examining the report and would respond shortly.

    "We are firm believers in the internet. It is a huge force for good. But it relies on the confidence of millions of users," said Lord Broers, chairman of the committee that published the Personal Internet Security report.

    "You can't just rely on individuals to take responsibility for their own security. They will always be out-foxed by the bad guys."

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  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Thanks for that post GKD, this was on the radio today, its amazing how lax some ISPs are.
  3. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Thanks Temi

    The goverment have been trying to crack down on e-crime for a while now, but it seems the fraudsters are 10 steps ahead. I don't think they will ever be able to reduce e-crime as they would like to.

    Do you think Google can help in reducing e-crime?

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