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
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BSIA Briefing

Understandably, there’s presently much talk within the mainstream media concerning Brexit, writes Mike Reddington. With less than a month to go now until the politicians’ decision in terms of which road to travel is made, there’s still a good deal of speculation...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee issues final report on disinformation and ‘fake news’

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of Parliament has published its final 111-page report on disinformation and ‘fake news’. The Committee is calling for a compulsory Code of Ethics for tech companies overseen by an independent regulator and wants to see that...
Posted On 18 Feb 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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British Standards Institution secures full membership of CEN and CENELEC post-Brexit

On Friday 23 November, the General Assemblies of the European standards organisations CEN and CENELEC approved a plan that secures BSI’s full membership post-Brexit. BSI welcomes the outcome as a “pragmatic solution” that provides stability for the European standards...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
Simon Kempton
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Government disarray over Brexit deal with EU unhelpful for policing

As the great Brexit behemoth rumbles on, I wish I had more to report on what it means for policing, writes Simon Kempton. We keep being told that we’re inching closer and closer to the finish line, but we’re still waiting for clarity over the Government’s draft exit...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018
The High Court in London
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High Court to hear first part of Liberty’s landmark challenge to mass surveillance powers in the Investigatory Powers Act

On Tuesday 27 February and Wednesday 28 February, the High Court is hearing the first part of Liberty’s landmark legal challenge to the Government’s flagship surveillance law that is the Investigatory Powers Act. The challenge has been funded by donations from members of the...
Posted On 26 Feb 2018
Peter Webster
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Does Legislative Repeal Fit the Bill?

One of the largest legislative projects ever to be undertaken, the Great Repeal Bill will ensure that European law no longer applies in the United Kingdom. Here, Peter Webster examines why guarding companies should be concerned about the uncertainty this legislation could well...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017
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British Standards Institution delivers record revenue and profit for year ending 31 December 2016

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has announced its results for the year ending 31 December 2016. Record global revenue of £401.8 million (representing a rise of 21%) was achieved despite increasing levels of economic, political and social...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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Only 11% of UK firms “prepared to deal with third party failure” during uncertain times

Over the course of the last three years, one-in-three UK companies have experienced either major disruption or complete failure due to the actions of outsourced solution providers. That’s according to the results of an extensive survey* on third party management conducted...
Posted On 06 Apr 2017