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Crime Unit Claims Success for Charter

Users encouraged to report cybercrime confidentially. The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) is investigating four cases of cybercrime inside companies under its new Confidentiality Charter. The Charter was launched last year to encourage businesses to report computer crime without disruption of day-to-day trading or fear of adverse publicity. And the move is proving to be a success. ‘We’re getting steady contacts from companies to the crime unit,’ said detective chief superintendent Len Hynds, head of the NHTCU. ‘We’ve instigated four long-term criminal investigations into activities within these companies using the guidelines set out in the charter. So far the results have been very encouraging.’ The companies involved have the option to not prosecute, provided none of the crimes have infringed on members of the public, under the European Convention on Human Rights. Full Story

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