Commonwealth Fight Against CyberCrime

The Register reports that London police and industry are teaming up to fight economic crime. The inaugural meeting of the New Scotland Yard Economic Crime Working Group took place at Lord's Cricket ground in London on Thursday.

The Economic Crime Working Group will address areas such as cyber crime, data and identity theft, counterfeiting and intellectual property rights as well as money laundering. The initial meeting included British government representatives from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department of Trade and Industry. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Philippines sent diplomatic officials, along with the Indian National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM). Clearing organisation APACS, the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit and City of London Police were also represented.

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