It also said the issue was being addressed separately through the Joint Fraud Taskforce as well as the Serious Organised Crime and National Cyber Security Strategies.
Elsewhere, the report outlines a new code of practice to address cyberbullying, and a so-called “Troll Tax” that would require companies like Facebook and Twitter to actively tackle online harassment.
While consumer use is growing, so is the money that these merchants are making.
While the money is great, there are issues when it comes to processing these payments.
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley said: “The Internet has been an amazing force for good, but it has caused undeniable suffering and can be an especially harmful place for children and vulnerable people “Behaviour that is unacceptable in real life is unacceptable on a computer screen.
We need an approach to the Internet that protects everyone without restricting growth and innovation in the digital economy. Collaboratively, government, industry, parents and communities can keep citizens safe online, but only by working together.” Read the full report here. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association.
While this may seem great for security reasons, a problem arises if there is a transaction dispute.
With regards to online dating services, the government says there is a “role” for companies providing adult-oriented services, in particular those that monetise their users, to ensure their user base is over the age of consent.Many times, merchant account processors are not well educated in the areas that they are providing accounts for. This is one of the most important things you will obtain for your business, and you need to make sure that you are making the best choice for you, your business, and your customers.While you can hire and fire staff fairly easily, replacing a merchant account is not so easy, especially for adult dating merchants.Significantly less information about users has been leaked, however — while Ashley Madison included everything from photos and sexual preferences to addresses, the Friend Finder breach is limited to more basic information like email addresses, passwords, and registration dates.That said, given the nature of the sites affected, it has the potential to be compromising to some users if the data starts circulating widely.