Government's secure shopping scheme condemned

    Date18 Jul 2000
    CategoryGovernment
    4355
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A government scheme to increase consumer confidence in buying online launched Tuesday has been overshadowed by stiff criticism from a former partner on the project.. . . A government scheme to increase consumer confidence in buying online launched Tuesday has been overshadowed by stiff criticism from a former partner on the project.

    The initiative -- TrustUK -- is backed by Consumer Association body, Which? and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). It provides certification for e-commerce sites deemed safe for customers to use. But independent e-commerce certification organisation Clicksure -- involved with the scheme until recently -- claims that TrustUK is inadequate.

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