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“Data privacy fines increased by £2 million in 2018” finds PwC’s Enforcement Tracker

Figures from PwC’s 2018 Privacy and Security Enforcement Tracker show the sum of monetary penalties issued to UK organisations for breaching data protection laws in 2018 totalled more than £6.5 million. That’s over £2 million more than in the previous year. In the fifth...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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“£674 per minute lost to bank transfer scams” unearths staggering Which? report

Banks cannot delay tackling transfer fraud a single day longer, Which? is warning, as new research shows a staggering £674 per minute is being lost to this devastating crime. The consumer champion is calling for all banks to urgently reassure their customers that they will be...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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NCA secures Unexplained Wealth Orders for prime London property worth “tens of millions”

Three Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) have been secured as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into London property linked to a politically exposed individual believed to be involved in serious crime. The UWOs, which were obtained at the High Court last week, are...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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New British Standard 67000 introduced by BSI to increase city resilience in UK plc

With an estimated three million people moving to cities each week worldwide, the need to build resilience within urban spaces has never been more important. With this in mind, BSI – the business improvement company – has published a new British Standard. Developed...
Posted On 28 May 2019
Brian Riis Nielsen (left) and Shaun Kennedy
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Shaun Kennedy takes reins as Country President and managing director for Securitas UK

Shaun Kennedy has taken over as Country President and managing director of Securitas UK. Previous Country President Brian Riis Nielsen officially handed over the reins to Kennedy at Securitas UK’s annual Leadership Conference which was held on Thursday 23 May, and now moves on to...
Posted On 28 May 2019
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Former BBC journalist Anna Averkiou appointed media advisor to The Security Institute

The Security Institute’s senior leadership team has announced that former BBC journalist, Anna Averkiou, has accepted a position as Board advisor in the area of media engagement. An international journalist, part-time journalism lecturer, media consultant and trainer,...
Posted On 24 May 2019
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First Digital Document Security Conference realises call for international standards

Robust calls for international standards designed to safeguard the security of new digital ID technologies have been supported by the first Digital Document Security Conference. The event saw delegates from global Government banknote and ID issuing and enforcement agencies gather...
Posted On 24 May 2019
Mike Reddington
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BSIA welcomes Forensic Science Regulator’s drive for increased quality and compliance

From October 2017, it became mandatory that law enforcement agencies had to disclose to the courts if forensic evidence relied upon in a prosecution was compliant with the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice (Codes), the risk being that non-compliant products or...
Posted On 24 May 2019
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IRM brings Institute of Operational Risk into growing global risk management community

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has announced that the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) will be joining the IRM group. This news follows in the wake of a vote at the IOR’s Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 22 May in central London. The IRM’s objective is to...
Posted On 24 May 2019
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Government urged to act on new recommendations for tackling modern slavery

New recommendations designed to strengthen laws in the UK aimed at tackling modern slavery and protecting victims have been welcomed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the global chartered body for Health and Safety professionals. An independent review...
Posted On 24 May 2019