Anti-phishing laws on the cards

Friday, 11 March 2005, 10:46 AM EST

Moves to introduce specific anti-phishing laws in the UK could begin this year, following proposals for such legislation in the US to combat the growing problem of identity theft.

The US Senate began debating the proposed Anti-Phishing Act of 2005 earlier this month. If it becomes law, fraudsters found guilty of sending phishing emails - which collect personal data to defraud victims - would face up to five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.

By Phil Muncaster at vnunet.

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