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‘Snoopers’ Charter’ Part 2: ‘Back doors’ will not work

Today, the UK Government has outlined new legislation in the shape of the draft Investigatory Powers Bill. According to The Daily Telegraph, the Bill doesn’t plan to ban encryption services in general, but it will demand that service providers implement a ‘back door’...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
The Crown Prosecution Service has been fined by the ICO
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CPS fined by ICO for “failing to keep recorded police interviews with victims and witnesses secure”

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £200,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following the discovery that laptops containing videos of police interviews were stolen from a private film studio. The interviews were conducted with 43 victims and...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
The Government's Draft Bill
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Home Secretary introduces “landmark” draft Investigatory Powers Bill to Parliament

Today, the Conservative Government has introduced “landmark legislation” designed to provide law enforcement bodies and the security and intelligence agencies with the investigatory powers they need to keep us all safe and fight crime in the digital age. The draft...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
Mark Carney: Governor of the Bank of England
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Bank of England outlines approach towards stress testing the UK’s banking system for better resilience

The Bank of England has published its approach to stress testing the UK’s banking system. This approach aims to provide clarity for firms and the wider public about the Bank of England’s plans around stress testing for the next three years until 2018. Stress testing...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
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Risk UK November 2015

News Analysis: HMIC ‘Police Efficiency 2015’ Report. Opinion: Personal Safety – Are You Managing the Risks? BSIA Briefing: The Evolution of Transport Security. Security and Risk Management: Strategies for the Future. Digital Evidence: Developments in Technology. Risk Solutions...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
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‘Defeating ISIS’: Defence and Security Think Tank RUSI issues reports on Western world strategies

Two new Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) reports suggest that Western military efforts to eliminate ISIS from the Middle East may result only in the Balkanisation of the region. Instead, states the Whitehall-based Think Tank, the best hope of countering the extremist group...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
Lodge Service is offering retailers some excellent practical advice on how they can stem the tide of theft at their stores during the Christmas period
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Lodge Service outlines Top 5 tips for retailers in combating theft at Christmas

According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), crime cost the UK retail industry £603 million last year. That figure represents an 18% increase on the previous 12 months. Of course, the period covering the run-up to Christmas brings with it a particular risk of retail losses...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
The fifth Market Conditions Review has just been published by the FIA
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Fire Industry Association publishes fifth detailed Market Conditions Review

The Fire Industry Association’s report is essentially a ‘snapshot’ taken every six months in a bid to review how the fire protection market is performing. The results are based on a survey conducted by the FIA of both its own members as well as non-member companies across...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
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Industry Forum takes centre stage at SIA’s Stakeholder Conference 2015

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is hosting its annual Stakeholder Conference on Wednesday 18 November at the Cavendish Conference Centre, Duchess Mews in central London. Bookings for the event close on Thursday 13 November. The scheduled agenda will include presentations...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015