More police needed to tackle e-crime

Friday, 2 April 2004, 2:58 AM EST

Improved enforcement of existing laws Ė rather than more regulations Ė should be a government priority in the fight against crime on the Net.

The London Internet Exchange's (LINX) call for greater police resources in the fight against cybercrime comes as MPs prepare to hold an inquiry on whether Britainís key computer crime law - the Computer Misuse Act 1990 - needs updating. The government is shortly due to publish its Framework Strategy for e-crime.

LINX is the UK's main peering centre for ISPs, so its opinion carries considerable weight in the UK Internet industry.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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