A CALL by the European Commission to step up and harmonise Internet security throughout the 15 member countries has generally been welcomed by British business as a useful input to the growing debate on the subject.

"It's a wake-up call that tells us that the EU is going to be taking information security very seriously and that businesses will face challenges over the next two to three years on how to deal with it," said Nigel Hickson, head of e-business at the Confederation of British Industry.

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