Prime Minister David Cameron
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Prime Minister calls for EU-wide ban on high-powered semi-automatic weapons to counter terrorist threat

At the European Council Summit in Brussels, Prime Minister David Cameron has called for an EU-wide ban on high-powered semi-automatic weapons as part of a long-term plan to counter terrorism. Ahead of European leaders gathering for the Summit to discuss the EU’s response to...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
Emma Parkinson
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“Focusing on minor incidents could avoid major disasters” asserts Buckinghamshire New University crowd management specialist

Emma Parkinson – course leader for the BA (Honours) degree in Crowd Safety Management at Buckinghamshire New University – has called on the events industry to place greater focus on reporting minor incidents in order to avoid major disasters. Parkinson was addressing...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
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“Crime Bytes”: Upcoming criminality and security risk trends outlined by PRCI ahead of new study

As the year draws to a close and a new one emerges just beyond the horizon, Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International (PRCI) has been exploring the crime and security trends to look out for in 2016. Gathered from across the web, the collection of information is intended...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
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Security Industry Authority afforded new powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act

The Conservative Government has amended the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, changing those powers available to regulatory bodies including the Security Industry Authority (SIA), the Regulator for the private security industry. Effective from the end of November 2015, the SIA now has...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
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BSI launches certification scheme focused on safety of personal data in the cloud

The adoption of cloud computing in all sectors is increasing rapidly in order that businesses can better manage their costs and support scalability. However, fundamental concerns over the privacy and security of data remain. With this in mind, the British Standards Institution...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
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National Crime Agency’s Human Trafficking Report reveals 21% rise in potential victims

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published the ‘Strategic Assessment of the Nature and Scale of Human Trafficking in 2014’. This document is the fourth annual report on potential victims of trafficking. The NCA’s UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) states that...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
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Advanced 365 highlights top technology trends impacting security and cyber professionals in 2016

In 2016, the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technologies will continue to dominate and it’s likely robotics and artificial intelligence solutions will go mainstream. These are the key predictions in a new report entitled ‘What’s Hot in 2016: Technology Trends’ published by...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
In 2015, Operation Blue Amber has yielded close on 900 arrests in the fight against organised crime
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Operation Blue Amber targeting organised crime yields close on 900 arrests in 2015

Nearly 900 arrests and 7.7 tonnes of drugs seized. These are but two of the final results from Operation Blue Amber, a series of international actions in 2015 led by EU Member States and supported by Europol. Operation Blue Amber led to law enforcement officers from 28 EU Member...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
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Agreement reached on European Commission’s EU data protection reform

The European Commission first put forward its bold and forward-looking EU General Data Protection Regulation proposals back in January 2012 to “make Europe fit for the digital age”. Now, an agreement has been reached between the European Parliament and the Council in...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015
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Home Office proposes changes to Police and Crime Commissioners complaints system

Proposals aimed at changing the way in which complaints against Police and Crime Commissioners are managed have just been published by the Home Office. Views have been invited on potential changes to the system for non-serious complaints (ie non-criminal) which are handled by...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015