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

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

Europol introduces all-new SIRIUS platform in bid to facilitate online investigations

As criminals increasingly adopt the Crime-as-a-Service model, gaining easy access to tools and services for digitally-enabled crimes, law enforcement authorities face a highly complex challenge when conducting criminal investigations online. To address this challenge, and better...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017
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“Light touch customs deal vital to economy post-Brexit” urges Security Trade Association

The Government must pursue a more ambitious customs agreement with the European Union (EU) than any yet proposed and work closely with industry to develop concrete proposals. That’s the view of Trade Association the ADS Group. Introducing new customs processes for trade...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017

Europol report reveals “poor success rate” for global anti-money laundering framework

Europol has published a report by its Financial Intelligence Group entitled ‘From Suspicion to Action – Converting Financial Intelligence into Greater Operational Impact’. The document affords an insight into the anti-money laundering framework and the extent of...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017

Veritas Technologies Study: “Only 9% of GDPR-ready UK organisations are compliant”

A study conducted by multi-cloud data management specialist Veritas Technologies has found that organisations across the globe mistakenly believe they’re in compliance with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to findings from The Veritas 2017...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017

“Barrier to trade and security if data transfers are hindered post-Brexit” warns EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee

The Government should pursue full regulatory equivalence with the European Union (EU) with respect to data protection in order to ensure unhindered data flows between the UK and the EU post-Brexit, offer stability and certainty for businesses and maintain police and security...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017

Standard for data protection revised to address ever-increasing threats to personal information

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has updated its standard for data protection. BS 10012:2017 Data Protection – Specification for a Personal Information Management System was developed to provide Best Practice guidance for those leaders...
Posted On 16 May 2017

Organisations worldwide fear non-compliance with GDPR could put them out of business

The majority of organisations worldwide (86%) are concerned that a failure to adhere to the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) could have a major negative impact on their business. According to a study carried out by Veritas Technologies, nearly 20% said they...
Posted On 08 May 2017

Europol publishes Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment for 2017

The Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2017, Europol’s flagship product, represents the outcome of the largest data collection on serious and organised crime ever undertaken in the European Union (EU). Europol has been able to use its singular intelligence capability...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017