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CoESS and Euralarm publish joint brochure on key topic of cyber security

CoESS and Euralarm have published a joint education brochure for practising professionals on the subject of cyber security. The brochure, which is entitled ‘Cyber Security: Threat or Opportunity? It’s Up to You!’, was officially launched during the 2019 CoESS General Assembly...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
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Free Ports and Brexit: Examining the Money Laundering Risk

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has talked of the possible value of free ports to a post-Brexit UK, but Syedur Rahman warns that concerns about money laundering and other financial crime must be considered. Boris Johnson’s “do or die’’ approach towards taking Britain out of the...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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Threat assessment confirms links between counterfeiting and organised crime in EU

Most criminal activity involving counterfeiting is carried out by increasingly professionalised organised crime networks, which can reap large profits while running relatively few risks. That’s according to the first EU-wide Intellectual Property crime threat assessment...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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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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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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Cyber security and privacy issues likely to prevail in 2019 highlighted by Ropes & Gray

Rohan Massey, European head of privacy and cyber security at law firm Ropes & Gray, has offered some perspectives on the key issues expected to impact both areas over the coming year, which is set to be the most important in terms of international data transfer compliance...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Law enforcement co-ordination “the only cure” for criminality on The Dark Web

Law enforcement agencies from 28 countries across the globe have met at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague to share knowledge and expertise and discuss a co-ordinated approach towards tackling crime on The Dark Web. Experts from Eurojust, the European Commission, the...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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Brexit negotiations “must focus on security co-operation immediately” urges Home Affairs Committee

A report published by the Home Affairs Committee in Parliament warns of “serious legal, constitutional and political obstacles” in the way of achieving continued close policing and security co-operation post-Brexit. Entitled ‘UK-EU Security Co-operation After...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
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EC statement on EU data protection law elicits “no adequacy decision, no panic” response from PwC

On Tuesday 9 January, the European Commission published a Notice To Stakeholders about the potential implications of Brexit for EU data protection law. This is the first time that the EU has made a statement on the adequacy decision and what the alternatives might be for the UK....
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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Government moves to outlaw ticket tout “bots” with provision in Digital Economy Act

New legislation will ban ticket touts from using automated software such that they can evade security measures and snap up more tickets than allowed by event organisers only to sell them on at hugely inflated prices. A new criminal offence – to be brought forward thanks to...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018