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IoT at the Double

Vodafone has recently published its fifth annual Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer Report. This is a document widely recognised as the leading global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the IoT. The latest missive reports that the percentage of...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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Shared Approach

The Government’s Department for Exiting the European Union (EU) has set out its bold plans for arrangements that could ensure personal data would continue to move back and forth between the UK and the EU in the future in a safe and properly regulated manner. In the latest of a...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Profile Building

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – the not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime – is now embarking on the next stage of its development after securing significant...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017
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Creative Thinking

Run by the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), a groundbreaking operation designed to disrupt illegal websites providing pirated access to films, TV, books, music and games has seen major success. Indeed, new research shows that, in the course of the...
Posted On 28 Jul 2017
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Sense of Risk

Although most organisations do fully appreciate the value of adopting an innovative approach to their business, it’s not always the easiest thing to introduce. That’s not necessarily because people are openly opposed to the idea. Rather, it’s the perceived sense of risk that can...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017
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Wheels in Motion

Prime Minister Theresa May has now triggered Article 50 – not to mention the next General Electon – as the nation prepares to exit the European Union (EU). Subsequently, experts at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) have been swift to outline what key security and defence...
Posted On 18 May 2017
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An Eye on ID

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has issued new figures showing that identity fraud has hit the highest levels ever recorded. A record 172,919 episodes of such fraud were noted in 2016. Identity fraud now represents over half of all fraud chronicled by the UK’s...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017
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Taking The Reins

Late last month, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that Cressida Dick CBE QPM would be taking office as the first-ever female Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. The appointment was ratified by Her Majesty The Queen following a recommendation from Rudd. The views...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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Security Matters

At the same time as the UK Government appoints a new ambassador to lead Brexit negotiations from Brussels, a Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Briefing Paper has been published that maps out the threats and opportunities to British security and foreign policy as negotiation...
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
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UAVs in the Zone

The Government plans to introduce new measures designed to ensure that the successful uptake of drones is matched by strong safeguards to protect the public. Measures out for consultation as of Wednesday 21 December include the mandatory registration of new drones, tougher...
Posted On 20 Jan 2017