Thursday, March 26, 2009

New OECD Book on Identity Theft

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a book on Online Identity Theft:
"The potential for fraud is a major hurdle in the evolution and growth of online commerce. E-payment and e-banking services -- the focus of this book -- suffer substantially from public mistrust."

"Given the growth of online ID theft, many OECD member countries have taken steps to ensure that consumers and Internet users are adequately protected. These steps encompass various measures: consumer and user-awareness campaigns, new legislative frameworks, private-public partnerships, and industry-led initiatives focused on technical responses."

"The purpose of this book is threefold:
  • to define ID theft, both online and off-line, and to study how it is perpetrated;
  • to outline what is being done to combat the major types of ID theft; and
  • to recommend specific ways that ID theft can be addressed in an effective, global manner."
It is possible to browse (but not copy) the entire book online.

The OECD is a forum of the world's advanced industrial economies. Canada is a member.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 8:34 pm


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