A NEW Kitemark
launched today gives the stamp of approval to websites and apps that offer secure digital transactions.
"The positive incentive a kitemark
would give would ultimately help to validate an
The guide has been drawn up by the kitemark
people at the British Standards Institute.
The British Standards Institute - who give kitemarks
to approved products - are to set a maximum decibel level for toys that squeak or make high- pitched electronic sounds.
Programme makers want phone-ins given regular audits and kitemarks
to reassure the public.
A spokesman for the BSI - who give kitemarks
to approved products - said: "Yapping puppies and squeezy toys may be entertaining to a toddler but they could be damaging to a baby's ears if held close."
BSI, the business standards company, developed the Kitemark
for Secure Digital Transactions after research showed major concerns about financial and personal details when carrying out transactions.
The first product to pass stringent simplicity tests and receive the new BSI financial products kitemark
is a fixed-term life insurance policy from Barclays, underwritten by Aviva.
Mr Straw has given the industry a chance to clean up its act with a kitemark
scheme so that we as parents know which internet service providers are the safest for our families.