UK launches new projects to fight fraud and boost e-commerce confidence

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.

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