The plan, which is being co-ordinated by IT industry parliamentary group Eurim, aims to prioritise the technical and legal issues that need to be addressed to secure the internet. It follows concerns that security threats are deterring consumers from using online services and slowing the spread of e-commerce.
The initiative, to be unveiled this week at Infosec, has won backing from IT users, suppliers, politicians and the Institute of Public Policy Research.
"We are encouraging senior IT professionals to give their views on where the balance of responsibility should lie in addressing criminal activity involving their computer systems," said Philip Virgo, Eurim's secretary general.
The plan, which is expected to have a direct influence on government policy, aims to identify clear roles and responsibilities for government, law enforcement agencies, regulators and businesses in tackling computer crime.
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