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Report raises concerns over Met Police trials of live facial recognition technology

A new report produced by researchers from the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project based at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre identifies “significant flaws” with the way in which live facial recognition technology was trialled in London by...
Posted On 04 Jul 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
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Knife Crime: Why It Cannot Be Allowed to Define a Generation

In the week that Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced new Government measures designed to help tackle knife crime, John Apter discusses why it will take more than a hashtag and “re-versioned ASBOs” to solve the problem. I have seen first-hand the devastating effect...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
Ashley Lane
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Digital Forensics: Restoring Authority to Human Resources Departments

Where Human Resources (HR) and IT Departments engage in a common cause, the outcomes can be immensely beneficial for the host organisation, and especially so in large organisations and wherever there’s a premium put on the use of sophisticated systems an...
Posted On 27 Sep 2018
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Security: A Growing Influence on Data Centre Selection

The development and proliferation of the global Data Centre industry over recent years has been nothing less than incredible. A bubble that many experts expected to burst in the early 2000s has, in fact, grown exponentially since that time. Driven by the movement of data from...
Posted On 12 Sep 2018
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“New ideas needed from Government and police” as convenience stores report almost one million shop thefts

The Association of Convenience Stores’ 2018 Crime Report has revealed a significant rise in the number of shop thefts committed against retailers over the last year, with shop theft increasingly being linked to aggressive behaviour towards retailers and their staff. The 2018...
Posted On 20 Mar 2018
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KPMG Forensic: “Value of UK fraud breaks £1 billion barrier for first time in five years”

In 2016, the value of alleged fraud reaching UK courts broke the £1 billion barrier for the first time since 2011 due to a resurgence in so-called ‘super cases’. That’s according to the latest research conducted by KPMG Forensic. KPMG’s Fraud Barometer, which...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
Police forces are highlighting the opportunity for businesses to complete an Impact Statement for Business
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Police forces highlight opportunity for completion of ISBs on outcomes of criminality

Police forces are highlighting the opportunity for companies to complete an Impact Statement for Business, setting out the effects that a particular crime has had in respect of direct financial loss, operational disruption and reputational damage. Courts will then take the Impact...
Posted On 23 Sep 2015
James Brokenshire MP: tough on foreign criminals
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‘Deport first, appeal later’ measures beginning to crack down on foreign criminals states Home Office

Nearly 800 foreign criminals are being removed from the UK as tough new ‘deport first, appeal later’ measures really begin to make their mark. Powers introduced in the UK Government’s flagship Immigration Act 2014 are cracking down on the ‘appeals conveyor belt’ often...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015