Press Release: February 15, 2010
Minister for Crime Prevention, Alan Campbell, said mobile phone organisations have a social and corporate responsibility to tackle crime.
Campbell is hoping that manufacturers will embrace this problem and consider any number of innovative design solutions to tackle mobile theft. The Home Office recently unveiled a host of crime prevention designs with the proviso of making mobile phones and smartphones less attractive for thieves to steal.
These designs will also be presented in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress between 15-18 February.
The mobile industry has already responded to the calls for improved protection against mobile theft. GSMA chief, Michael OHara revealed that he felt the mobile industry was fully supportive of the battle to fight against mobile theft.
The GSMA itself works hard to lead the way with solutions to tackle mobile crime. One of their latest innovations included an extensive database of serial numbers ensuring mobile owners could block their devices when reporting them stolen.
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