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Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill receives Royal Assent

Legislation to ensure UK law enforcement and intelligence agencies continue to have access to the vital evidence and information they need in order to investigate criminal activity, prevent terrorism and protect the public has received Royal Assent. The Data Retention and...
Posted On 26 May 2014
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Penny Mordaunt MP appointed fire minister in Cabinet reshuffle

Penny Mordaunt” MP for Portsmouth North” has been appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government. Mordaunt will be responsible for fire, resilience and emergencies as well as planning, coastal communities, local...
Posted On 25 May 2014
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ICO requires” stronger powers” and” a clearer guarantee of independence”

UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has warned it has never been more important that the general public has an independent regulator overseeing the handling of people’s personal data. Speaking at the launch of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s...
Posted On 24 May 2014
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New Supply Chain Risk Management Standard published by ASIS International

ASIS International has issued a new standard to help organisations address operational risks in their supply chains, including risks to both tangible and intangible assets. Developed by a global, cross-disciplinary technical team in partnership with the Supply Chain Security...
Posted On 23 May 2014
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Dr Gillian Tully takes on key role of Forensic Science Regulator

The Home Office has announced the appointment of a new Forensic Science Regulator. Dr Gillian Tully will replace Andrew Rennison, whose term of office will come to an end next month. The Forensic Science Regulator is an independent role responsible for establishing and enforcing...
Posted On 22 May 2014
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BSIA launches end user ‘barometer’ survey

As engagement with end users continues to top the British Security Industry Association’s agenda, the Trade Association has launched an annual survey aimed at measuring changing attitudes to security among those responsible for buying and using security products and...
Posted On 21 May 2014
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Regulation of Private Investigations: Latest Update from the SIA

On 31 July 2013, the Home Secretary announced the Government’s intention for the Security Industry Authority (SIA) to regulate private investigation activities. On 30 June 2014, Home Office Minister Lord Taylor set out the Government’s position on the regulation of...
Posted On 20 May 2014
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2014 Imbert Prize winners announced by the Association of Security Consultants

The Association of Security Consultants held its Annual Luncheon on Thursday 26 June. The winners of the 2014 Imbert Prizes were announced at the event, which was held in central London at the Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly. To its great credit, the Board of the Association of...
Posted On 19 May 2014
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HMIC asks for views on new assessments of police forces

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has launched a consultation in relation to its new approach to assessing police force performance in England and Wales. This new programme of inspections” also known as PEEL (Police Efficiency, Effectiveness and...
Posted On 18 May 2014
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Securitas Community Awards 2014: The Winners

The fifth annual Securitas Community Awards were presented at the Tortworth Court Hotel in Gloucestershire on Thursday 19 June. The awards are designed to recognise the outstanding work by Securitas employees during the last 12 months. A number of reward schemes, based on...
Posted On 17 May 2014