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Liberty investigation reveals MI5 “unlawfully” handled bulk surveillance data

According to an investigation by Human Rights campaign group Liberty, MI5 has been “unlawfully” retaining innocent people’s data for years. Apparently, and again according to Liberty, the British Security Service has also failed to give senior Judges accurate information about...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Brexit: A Time to Export?

Having written about exporting for Risk UK back in 2014, Dave Smith observes that it’s interesting to note how much has stayed the same since that time, but also notably just how much has changed. The single biggest factor is, of course, Brexit. Nearly three years after the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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BSIA Briefing

The security industry has come a long way from its historical roots and is now focusing heavily on new technology, updated skills, vetting and standards as well as changing perceptions of what the sector actually entails. Mike Reddington discusses the work of the British Security...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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GDPR anniversary “highlights need for businesses to change attitudes towards data protection”

With the first anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now upon us, a prominent data expert is warning that companies need to change their attitude towards the legislation. Hellen Beveridge, privacy lead at Data Oversight, suggests that when it comes to the...
Posted On 29 May 2019
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Home Secretary delivers impassioned speech on counter-terrorism national security

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has provided an update on the UK’s approach to counter-terrorism and safeguarding national security. In an impassioned speech delivered at New Scotland Yard, home to the headquarters of Counter-Terrorism Policing in the UK, the Home Secretary reasserted...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Supply chain terrorism “remains significant global threat in 2019” asserts BSI report

BSI has identified five major themes that are most likely to impact the supply chain in 2019. The analysis of how these five themes will affect supply chains this year forms the business improvement company’s annual analysis of global supply chain risks. The five themes are as...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Potential for “brain drain from UK economy” if concerted effort not made to attract skilled talent post-Brexit

No less than 41,510 Board-level directors of UK businesses are citizens of EU27 countries – over 6% of the total of more than 628,000 directors identifiable by nationality. BDO LLP suggests that the figures unearthed by its study “raise questions” over the potential...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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53% of businesses increase cyber security spending in preparation for Brexit

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has shown that, since the announcement of Brexit, over half (53%) of UK businesses have increased their cyber security spending. In preparation for Britain leaving the EU, professional services and manufacturing organisations...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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Global revenue at BSI climbs for nineteenth consecutive year to reach £512 million

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has announced its results for the year ended 31 December 2018. Global revenue has climbed for the nineteenth consecutive year to £512 million – representing an increase of 8% on 2017’s £473 million – following a year of significant...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
NPCC chair Martin Hewitt being interviewed
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“Police well prepared for potential no-deal Brexit” insists National Police Chiefs’ Council

The police service has prepared for a range of scenarios in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal, including planning for potential protest, crime and emergencies. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is leading on police planning at the national...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019