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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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Government concedes need for Snoopers’ Charter to protect rights “but must go further”

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has proposed changes to the new Investigatory Powers Act in response to a successful legal claim brought by Tom Watson MP, but according to civil liberties campaign group Liberty, the Conservative Government’s proposals only partially comply with...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
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“50% of UK consumers don’t feel commercial organisations care about their privacy” reports Thales eSecurity

Thales eSecurity – the specialist in critical information systems, cyber security and data security – has just announced the results of its research on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Based on a study conducted by Censuswide and sponsored by...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
Paul Everitt: CEO at ADS
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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
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Britain seeks “comprehensive security and law enforcement partnership” with EU post-Brexit

Britain will look to agree a comprehensive new security, law enforcement and criminal justice partnership with the European Union (EU) after Brexit to fight what the Government calls “our shared threats from terrorism and organised crime”. In the latest future...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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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
Tony Porter and Elizabeth Denham sign the Memorandum of Understanding
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Information Commissioner sign revised MoU

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB and Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, have published a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU is a statement of intent that has at its heart the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
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UK Government outlines proposals for shared approach on data protection post-Brexit

The UK Government’s Department for Exiting the European Union (EU) has set out its 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 way. In the latest of a...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017
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Hackers target retail business sector as cyber attack volumes double in just 12 months

The risk of a data breach is increasing in the retail business sector as retailers accumulate more and more personal information on their customers as part of their ongoing Big Data initiatives. As such, the number of retail businesses reporting data breaches to the Information...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017
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Two-in-three bosses at Britain’s biggest businesses not trained to deal with cyber attacks

Britain’s top businesses and charities urgently need to do more when it comes to protecting themselves from online threats. According to new Government research and the latest ‘cyber health check’, one-in-ten FTSE 350 companies stated that they’re operating without a...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017