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The newly-established Police Central e-crime unit (PCeU) has scheduled a meeting with UK business later this month. Around 150 members of The Corporate IT Forum will get a chance to quiz cybercops on the role and strategy of the PCeU at a meeting in Reading set for 24 February. Based in Scotland Yard, the cybercrime unit has …

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Does their remit...

...include investigating breaches of Data Protection Law and unauthorised wiretaps of internet connections by major telecomms providers? Just wondered, as no other police department have taken the complaints seriously...

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Too little, too late, ........ up your game, chaps, or perish into deserved oblivion.

"The government has allocated £3.5m for the (PCeU) while the Metropolitan Police Service, from which the majority of officers in the new unit are drawn, has kicked in £3.9m to fund the unit for three years. The funding is a fraction of that received by equivalent US units"

And thus do the peanuts guarantee monkeys rather than organ grinders. £7,777,777m funding for a Principled Principal Head is Par for the Course, mate.

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Never mind the Police

Can they try training the politicians first?

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So, can I forward all my spam to them for investigation then ?

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A fraction?

I imagine it would be, unless it was identical. C'mon give us a better idea - 'a fraction' is a journalistic fudge worthy of the BBC or , dare I say it - the Daily Mail.

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Is that all??

£1.3m/year for an *entire* unit? Yer average director of a failed bank wouldn't even get out of bed for that!

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Funding won't be an issue ...

... corporate sponsorship will be the way to go.

Phorm and Experian have their cheques already written.

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In my exeprience,

This funding will be going to specialist officers who already have a remit within the service. These funds will be extra to existing spends, aimed at focusing on, 'e' crime... You only need a small specialist team, lots of aspects of this group of cases are already dealt with under existing CPS and Police processes.

And to "amanfromMars"...

UK spend is no comparable to US since their structures are entirely different. Even if you tried you'd actually find that the FBI, CIA and MI units have separate funding and overlap in an inefficient manner, so more is not necessarily more if funds are wasted, duplicated etc..

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Re In my exeprience,

captain kangaroo,

Funding spend is a red herring in an age of quantitive easing/invented cash. In IT, you pays your money and, if you are lucky to find someone who actually knows what they are doing , you get what was promised.

Anything else is a systematic and systemic rip off...... which means that there are a lot of crooks working on Government projects?

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@amanfromMars

"Funding spend is a red herring in an age of quantitive easing/invented cash. In IT, you pays your money and, if you are lucky to find someone who actually knows what they are doing , you get what was promised."

as usual, you hit the nail right on the head.

smiley icon because even when I don't understand amanfromMars I like to read his comments

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