MPs call for ID theft czar

Monday, 8 October 2007, 7:22 PM EST

UK politicians are calling for the creation of an identity theft "czar" to lead the fight against the growing form of crime. The Parliamentary All Party Group on Identity Fraud said the role is needed to co-ordinate work by the government, police, and private sector.

The committee of MPs also want police to appoint dedicated identity fraud officers and want to see a government-backed identity fraud awareness campaign, aimed in particular at young adults, a group reckoned to be particularly careless in disposing of bank statements and credit card receipts. MPs suggested social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace might provide a suitable venue for getting the message across.

At The Register.

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