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Tech Execs Call for Cybercrime Commission

Body needed to raise profile of Internet crime in United States, group says. Chief technology officers from major software vendors today called on U.S. President George Bush’s administration to convene a national commission to address cybercrime and identification theft. The 15 CTOs, whose companies are members of the Business Software Alliance trade group, met with congressional and White House leaders to discuss issues that concern them, including cybercrime, patent reform, and more federal funding for research. The group asked Bush administration officials, including John Marburger, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Phil Bond, undersecretary for technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, to consider a cybercrime commission that would bring together computer users, lawmakers, enforcement officials and technology companies to talk about ways to fight ID theft and other online crime. Full Story

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