The European Information Society Group (EURIM) (also called the Information Society Alliance) is a parliament/industry group that raises concerns about information, communication and technology policy with government. It brings together politicians, officials and industry to help improve the quality of policy formation, consultation, scrutiny, implementation and monitoring in support of the creation of a globally competitive, socially inclusive and democratically accountable information society.
EURIM activities in the area of communications regulation includes work on:
- data protection
- skills and learning networks
- e-commerce transactions and payment
- socio-economic vulnerabilities after 9/11
- fair dealing and intellectual property rights
- parity between online and offline legal obligations; and
- UK/EU competitiveness and the Pacific Rim.
Activities in the area of e-crime includes work to look at:
- the scale and nature of computer-assisted crime
- the reporting of e-crime
- roles, procedures and skills for security and investigation
- reducing vulnerabilities and opportunities; and
- legal issues arising from data sharing — including within the context of law enforcement, and personal identity — including within commercial and international environments, as well as issues to do with identity cards.