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Pixels Need Perspective: Video Surveillance and Privacy in Liberal Democracies

Surveillance technology – and, in particular, facial recognition – has become the subject of significant mainstream media debate over the past 12 months. In many cases it has been presented as a significant threat to our privacy and a danger to the very foundations of liberal...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Security guidance issued to assist candidates on General Election campaign trail

All General Election 2019 candidates are being issued with guidance to help them respond if they experience intimidatory behaviour or abuse during the ongoing political campaign that culminates with Ballot Boxes closing around the nation on Thursday 12 December. ‘Guidance...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
Abbey Petkar
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Protection for Politicians: The Route to Maintaining a True Democracy

According to official figures, 342 crimes towards MPs and their staff were committed in 2018 and, just four months into 2019, that number was already at 152. Here, Abbey Petkar considers the security challenges faced by our political representatives and goes in search of some...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019
Downing Street was the venue for National Security Council discussions on a proposed Counter-Extremism Bill
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Plans for Counter-Extremism Bill discussed at inaugural meeting of new National Security Council

Plans for a new Counter-Extremism Bill topped the agenda at yesterday’s first meeting of the new National Security Council (NSC), chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street. Putting British values at the heart of the new Government’s approach to tackling...
Posted On 14 May 2015