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Former company director pleads guilty to £12 million bribery scheme unearthed by SFO

In a hearing conducted at Walsall Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 30 May, Carole Ann Hodson pleaded guilty to bribery in relation to a scheme orchestrated to secure £12 million worth of contracts for ALCA Fasteners Ltd, a company she owned at the time. The scheme, which operated...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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Big Brother Watch hails ICO decision as HMRC forced to delete five million voice IDs

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been forced by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to delete the voice IDs for no less than five million taxpayers from its database, with civil liberties campaigner Big Brother Watch hailing the news a “massive...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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Voice Biometrics: Authentication Technology Speaks for Itself

Traditional login systems have enjoyed a remarkable longevity, writes Piergiorgio Vittori. Today, though, they’re no longer fit for purpose. The problem is not with the concept of the username and password combination. Rather, it’s that the system relies on the...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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“GDPR compliance only ‘skin deep’ on first anniversary” highlights Shred-it survey

A recent survey commissioned by Shred-it has revealed “a positive understanding and engagement” with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) among SMEs on its first anniversary. The findings show that 72% of UK SMEs report being ‘very aware’ of...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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Organisations “still not GDPR compliant” say 68% of respondents to Infosecurity Europe poll

A little over 12 months since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, there still appears to be a lack of confidence in its application. That’s according to the latest Twitter poll conducted by the organisers of Infosecurity Europe 2019....
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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Exclusive UK drone launches outlined for IFSEC International at London’s ExCeL

From drone and anti-drone technology through to the latest developments in biometrics, surveillance and storage systems, IFSEC International 2019 (which takes place from 18-20 June at ExCeL in London’s Docklands) will be home to dozens of exclusive product launches. In...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019