Greg Clark: Business and Energy Secretary
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Government updates mergers regime in determined bid to protect national security

Measures designed to update the merger system and better protect national security have been set out by Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. The proposals include enabling the Government to intervene in mergers that raise national security concerns, even when they involve...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
Elizabeth Sheldon
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Evidence Talks CEO calls for greater UK public-private engagement in the security sector

Elizabeth Sheldon, CEO of digital forensics specialist Evidence Talks, has reiterated the value of greater public-private engagement in the UK across a wide range of issues from child exploitation to matters of national security. Speaking to an international audience at the...
Posted On 16 Oct 2017
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Biometrics Commissioner’s third Annual Report scrutinised by Big Brother Watch

The 2016 report of the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material was submitted to Home Secretary Amber Rudd on 14 March this year and has now been published for public consumption. The role of the Biometrics Commissioner was established by the Protection of...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
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Cabinet Office to lead additional work on Strategic Defence and Security Review implementation

The Cabinet Office will lead additional work to review national security capabilities. The Government has initiated this work in support of the ongoing implementation of the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review published back in November 2015. The...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
Security Minister Ben Wallace
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Draft Technical Capability Regulations notified to European Commission following targeted consultation

The Home Office has notified the European Commission of regulations designed to help make companies maintain the technical capability to respond to warrants and authorisations from law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies. The Investigatory Powers (Technical...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017
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RUSI subject experts focus on key defence and security issues for Brexit negotiations

With Article 50 now triggered by Prime Minister Theresa May as the nation prepares to exit the European Union, experts at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) have moved to outline what outcomes they will be looking for during the Brexit process negotiations in terms of...
Posted On 05 Apr 2017
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First UK ePassport gates opened in Gare du Nord, Paris by Border Force director general

The British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn, and the director general of Border Force, Sir Charles Montgomery, have opened the UK’s first overseas ePassport gates. In a ceremony held at the UK’s border control at Paris Gare du Nord Station, the Ambassador hailed the positive...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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Official Secrets Acts reviewed to “meet challenges of the 21st Century” states Law Commission

The Official Secrets Acts are being independently reviewed to ensure that the law is keeping pace with the challenges of the 21st Century. The Law Commission – a non-political independent body set up by Parliament in 1965 to keep all the laws of England and Wales under review,...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017
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Integration agreed between MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and Home Office’s CAST

An integration has been agreed between the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and the Home Office’s Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST). This decision has been taken following a detailed review examining the best ways in...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017
Robert Hannigan
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GCHQ director Robert Hannigan announces decision to step down from office

Robert Hannigan, director of GCHQ since 2014, has announced his decision to step down once a successor is in place. In an exchange of letters with the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, Hannigan explained that his decision has been made due to personal reasons. Hannigan stated in...
Posted On 23 Jan 2017