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Symantec comments on Lords report.

Symantec : 10 August, 2007  (Technical Article)
Symantec raises concerns regarding proposed changes to the liability of IT providers in latest House of Lords report on personal internet security.
Symantec Statement:

'Symantec welcomes the publication of the House of Lords report into Personal Internet Security. The report is encouraging discussion around the responsibility of security on the Internet and is highlighting the need to fight e-crime. We believe that this is a step in the right direction. The report acknowledges that the Internet has become a powerful and critical tool in the UK's national infrastructure, and Symantec agrees that industry, end users and the Government all need to do more to ensure the protection of this resource. In particular Symantec supports many of the recommendations included in the report, such as the creation of a police central ecrime unit and the introduction of appropriate data breach notification laws. Symantec also welcomes the importance the Committee attaches to ensuring interoperability, consumer choice and a competitive landscape in the information security market.

However, we are concerned by the call to legislate specifically on liability in the IT industry. Such an approach does not take into account the complexity of the IT industry. Symantec strongly supports the good intentions to increase consumer confidence and protection online. However, the introduction of new legislation should deal with malicious behaviour, such as the buying and selling of botnets. An approach along the line suggested in the report on the issue of liability could result in the opposite effect and risk reducing consumer choice and end users security and privacy.'
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