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Liberty fights for “intrusive” facial recognition systems ban following court ruling

Campaigning organisation Liberty is battling for an outright ban on “intrusive and discriminatory” facial recognition technology after the High Court found its use by South Wales Police is currently lawful. Cardiff resident Ed Bridges, represented by Liberty, challenged South...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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Government publishes 13-point Action Plan designed to improve police forensics

The Home Office has published a detailed 13-point Action Plan with a view towards improving police forensics. These commitments are designed to enhance public confidence, support the criminal justice system and ensure the quality and stability of forensics provision going...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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London Mayor calls for separate security agreement with European Union post-Brexit

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has called for a separate security agreement with the European Union away from the politics of Britain’s main post-Brexit deal in order to protect the safety of Londoners and mitigate the risk of a ‘no deal’ scenario. Such a move would...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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DNA tagging spray adoption pays dividends for Met Police in war on moped crime

Two teenagers who stole a scooter and later failed to stop for Metropolitan Police Service officers have been arrested after they were found to have traces of DNA tagging spray on them linking them to the stolen bike and the related offences. SelectaDNA tagging spray is one of...
Posted On 04 May 2018
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Police service ramps up support for Cash-in-Transit couriers during run-in to Christmas

Across the UK, police forces are once again collaborating with the Cash-in-Transit industry to safeguard collections and deliveries during the festive season. Strong measures are now in place to support courier teams and prevent Cash-in-Transit robberies in the run up to –...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
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Biometrics Commissioner’s third Annual Report scrutinised by Big Brother Watch

The 2016 report of the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material was submitted to Home Secretary Amber Rudd on 14 March this year and has now been published for public consumption. The role of the Biometrics Commissioner was established by the Protection of...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
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Banknote Watch offers essential advice to businesses as old £5 note is withdrawn from circulation

As of Friday 5 May 2017, the paper £5 note has been officially withdrawn from circulation and is no longer legal tender. While banks, building societies and the Post Office are likely to accept these notes after this date, paper £5 notes can also be exchanged at the Bank of...
Posted On 08 May 2017
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Home Secretary grants further funding to support “transformational” policing projects

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has now awarded more than £26 million in funding over the next three years to support 28 policing projects specifically designed to help transform the police service for the future. Fiscal backing through the Police Transformation Fund is granted by way...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016
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Extra security measures in place for Cash-in-Transit crews across Christmas period

Criminals are being warned that strong measures are being put in place to prevent Cash-in-Transit robberies in the run-up to and during the Christmas period. Police forces right across the UK are working with the industry to safeguard cash and valuables deliveries from criminals...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
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Biometrics Commissioner’s second Annual Report published by Home Office

The 2015 report of the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material (the Biometrics Commissioner) was submitted to the Home Secretary Theresa May on 18 December last year and has now been published for public scrutiny. The role of the Biometrics Commissioner was...
Posted On 15 Mar 2016
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