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Jailed unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £63,000 from proceeds of crime

Last December at Teesside Crown Court, jailed security director Christopher Catchpole was ordered to pay back proceeds of crime amounting to £63,628. Catchpole, formerly of Pro-Lock Security Limited based in Durham, had previously been sentenced to 32 months in prison at Teesside...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley announces retirement from Metropolitan Police Service

Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police Service’s Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations and national lead for Counter-Terrorism Policing, has announced his intention to leave policing in order to pursue new challenges. Rowley will be retiring from policing after 31...
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Retailers and academics join Conservative Government’s efforts to tackle acid attacks

Some of the country’s largest retailers and independent business leaders have pledged not to sell the most harmful corrosive substances to those under 18 years of age. This move is part of a series of voluntary commitments proposed by the Government, which has now published the...
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SSAIB and FIA collaborate to assist security companies in gaining fire certification

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has entered into partnership with the Fire Industry Association (FIA) to help registered security firms gain fire detection and alarm certification. The innovative project is available for the next six months and has been...
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EU law enforcers team up with Facebook and Instagram to combat online terrorist propaganda

On Thursday 11 January, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the eighth joint Referral Action Day with colleagues from the national referral units of the UK, Belgium and France to identify and secure the swift removal of terrorist and violent extremism content...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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EC statement on EU data protection law elicits “no adequacy decision, no panic” response from PwC

On Tuesday 9 January, the European Commission published a Notice To Stakeholders about the potential implications of Brexit for EU data protection law. This is the first time that the EU has made a statement on the adequacy decision and what the alternatives might be for the UK....
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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Driverless Technology: A Risk As Low As Reasonably Practicable

With the future of automotive transport fast becoming a driverless utopia, there are lots of hurdles to cross in order to ensure that the safety of all road users is at the forefront of all technological advances, among them Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven vehicles, writes...
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SIA defends suspension of security officer charged with indecent exposure

On Tuesday 9 January at Workington Magistrates’ Court, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) successfully defended an appeal against the suspension of a licence from a security officer charged with indecent exposure. The licence holder, who cannot be named because the case is...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018