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“Organisations should be doing more to achieve privacy accountability” asserts GPEN

The Global Privacy Enforcement Network’s (GPEN) annual intelligence gathering operation has looked at how well organisations have implemented the core concepts of accountability into their own internal privacy policies and programmes. The joint study, known as the...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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ICO set to audit data protection practices at Leave.EU and Eldon Insurance post-fines

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued fines totalling £120,000 to an EU Referendum campaign and an insurance company for “serious breaches” of electronic marketing laws and, furthermore, is set to review how both are complying with data protection...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Business advisory firm BDO LLP completes merger deal with Moore Stephens LLP

BDO LLP has now completed its merger with Moore Stephens LLP, in turn creating the largest UK accountancy and business advisory firm focused on mid-sized, entrepreneurially-spirited businesses. The merged firm will operate under the BDO brand and as part of BDO’s international...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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NSI appoints Matthew Holliday as Inspectorate’s new technical manager

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has appointed Matthew Holliday technical manager. Bringing more than 30 years’ experience within the electronic security industry, and having played an active and influential role in developing the current British and European Standards...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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CMA’s attempt to improve UK audit market “risks putting the cart before the horse” warns ICSA

ICSA: The Governance Institute has expressed concerns that the UK audit market will not improve unless issues of education, training and trust are first addressed. The Institute also believes that the statutory audit services update paper published by the Competition and Markets...
Posted On 19 Dec 2018
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‘MOT’-style approval scheme for fire protection in commercial kitchens launched by NSI

Professional fire safety solution providers will soon have authority to issue their clients with National Security Inspectorate (NSI)/BAFE Certificates of Compliance much like an ‘MOT’ to show that all kitchen fire protection systems are fit for purpose. Commercial kitchens are...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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National Security Inspectorate moves to strengthen in-house auditing team

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) – the independent certification body specialising in the security, guarding and fire sectors – has appointed Ron Panter as security and fire systems auditor and lead auditor for ISO 9001. Panter will be based in Surrey and...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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Small Business Network celebrates 10th Anniversary with campaign to enhance standards in security sector

The Small Business Network (SBN) is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with the launch of a campaign designed to stamp out poor business practice and enhance professionalism across the security business sector. The organisation, which exists to lobby its own members as well as...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018
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Atmaana Business Consulting confirms deal to acquire 30% share in Right Stone Consulting

Atmaana Business Consulting Limited – the internationally-recognised strategic security, Emergency Services and defence consultancy – has announced a deal to acquire a 30% shareholding in Right Stone Consulting Limited, the resilience and crisis management consultancy, with an...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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ICO survey shows many councils “have work to do” to prepare for new data protection law

Local councils are being offered advice from the data protection regulator ahead of a new law coming into force next year. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published the results of a survey completed by local councils at the end of last year, along with a blog...
Posted On 24 Mar 2017
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