E-commerce Minister, Douglas Alexander, today announced the latest round of research into developing new technologies to fight fraud and increase e-commerce security.
Four projects at UMIST, Paisley, York and Manchester universities will be given a total of £3m.
The four new projects will develop electronic solutions to help boost confidence in e-commerce and tackle fraud.
They include research to combat mobile phone fraud; tackle benefit fraud; develop software to improve e-trading processes; and address consumer and industry barriers to e-commerce.
Mr Alexander today also launched the DTI’s new publication ‘UK Biometrics 2001’ which showcases the work of UK companies and research projects, pioneering new face and voice recognition technology.