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National Crime Agency awarded £8 million-plus in fight to tackle serious and organised crime

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been awarded more than £8 million as part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime. As part of the Police Transformation Fund, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved up to £70 million in...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Criminal group sentenced to nearly 13 years behind bars for conspiracy to defraud NHS

Former NHS employee Royston Dyke and his co-conspirators Peter Potente, Graham Fallows and Vince Smith were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on 24 May this year for conspiracy to defraud. Dyke, 49, was employed by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the role of...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Latest Cifas statistics chart drop in identity fraud for first time since 2014

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new figures showing that identity fraud has fallen for the first time since 2014. Cifas members recorded 84,463 cases in the first six months of the year, representing a 5% drop compared to the same period in 2017...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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ICO strengthens commitment to technology and innovation with executive director appointment

The Information Commissioner’s commitment to encouraging new ideas and emerging technologies while protecting people’s privacy has been strengthened with a high-profile appointment. Simon McDougall is joining the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as executive director...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Metropolitan Police Service develops mobile fingerprint device to save time and public money

The Metropolitan Police Service has become the first British police force to develop its own mobile fingerprint device in a move that’s designed to save both officer time and public money. The mobile biometric device, named INK (Identity Not Known) Biometrics, scans...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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FIM Expo: Connecting Fire Detection and Alarm Systems-Focused Professionals

It’s now just two months until the next FIM Expo, which runs on Thursday 4 October. This time around, the event will take place at Doncaster Racecourse, whichis one of the oldest (and, in terms of physical capacity, largest) established centres for horse racing in Britain, with...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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The National Archives improves FoI response efficiency thanks to Egress Secure Workspace

The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK Government and plays host to one of the largest collections in the world, from the Domesday book right through to modern Government digital papers. While not all records are open to the public, anyone around...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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Fire safety and construction issues under the microscope at 2018’s Build Show

Fire doors failing to meet standards… Concerns that the Hackitt Review was “too light”… Calls for a wider ban on combustible cladding… Fire safety and construction issues are never far from the headlines, but with media prominence comes conflicting...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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University of Worcester attains certification against Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Code of Practice

In line with the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Code of Practice, the University of Worcester has achieved third party certification through IQ Verify for its use of CCTV systems across the St John’s Campus and the City Campus in addition to other sites. Certification...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
Abbey Petkar
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Small Business Network supports Security Industry Authority’s plans for the future

Following a recent Parliamentary review, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) has recommended a systematic and transformational approach towards regulation going forward – a stance supported by the Small Business Network (SBN), the security industry body made up of leading...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018