The Met & SOCA to attend the House of Lords tomorrow

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, which is currently investigating personal Internet security, will tomorrow hear evidence from representatives of the Metropolitan Police and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).

According to the Lords' press office, Commander Sue Wilkinson, Head of Child Abuse Investigation and Economic and Specialist Crime for the Met, along with Bill Hughes, Director General of SOCA, will be asked about the level of e-crime in the UK.

The two e-crime experts will also be asked whether the resources and technical skills available to the police and crime fighting agencies are adequate to combat the growth in online fraud and other crime.

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee have been investigating Personal Internet Security since July 2006 (I didn't know that -Ed) and have heard from a wide of witnesses including Microsoft, e-Bay and APACS, as well as various experts in IT security and online child protection

If you're interested, the 3:30pm session will be broadcast live on the Web at www.parliamentlive.tv .

More details of the background to the investigation can be found here...