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English ICA urges tougher e-controls

The English ICA has warned the government that e-crime could escalate unless adequate security systems are in place.

Responding to the Department of Trade and Industry’s consultation on future crime trends, the English ICA said growth in e-commerce will ‘bring about increased crime rates unless adequate steps are taken to protect against this risk’.

The Institute has identified the following as key threats to e-commerce:

  • lowering entry barriers;
  • internationalising commerce;
  • increasing complexity in transactions making tracing people, items and evidence more difficult and increasing the intolerance of delay.

Felicity Banks, secretary of the institute’s business law committee, said: ‘The DTI’s timely consultation identifies a real problem. The recent growth in e-commerce has been dramatic. The profession, businesses and government alike need to identify way in which risk attendant to the new economy can be reduced.’

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