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Home Affairs Committee points to “serious risk of security downgrade” if Prime Minister’s Brexit deal wins Parliamentary vote

In its detailed report on Home Office preparations for Brexit, the Home Affairs Select Committee has warned that the political declaration agreed by the UK and the EU is seriously lacking in detail on security, customs and border arrangements and that there’s a real danger...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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EU-wide law enforcement action taken against buyers of counterfeit cash on Darknet

All over Europe, law enforcement agencies have performed actions against suspects who bought counterfeit Euro banknotes on illegal platforms on the Darknet. These actions, which have been co-ordinated by Europol, started on 19 November. The majority of the interventions took...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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Kevin Brown succeeds Mark Hughes as managing director of BT’s security business

BT has announced the appointment of Kevin Brown as managing director of BT Security, where he will be responsible for the company’s physical and cyber security activity around the world. Brown succeeds Mark Hughes, who’s stepping down from the role at the end of this year...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
Europol's headquarters in The Hague
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Europol operation takes down 33,600-plus Internet domains selling counterfeit goods

As part of an international operation, Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Co-ordinated Coalition (IPC3) has seized 33.654 domain names distributing counterfeit and pirated items online. The websites featured items such as counterfeit pharmaceuticals, pirated films and...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London
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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
Steven Wilson and Maria Vello sign the Memorandum of Understanding at Europol's headquarters
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Europol’s EC3 and Cyber Defence Alliance step up co-operation in fight against fraudsters

On Thursday 27 September, representatives of Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cyber Defence Alliance Limited (CDA), a group of British-based banks and law enforcement agencies which work together to share intelligence...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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EU Law Enforcement and Google confront terrorist propaganda in latest Europol Referral Action Days

On Monday 9 July and Tuesday 10 July, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the tenth joint Referral Action Days with colleagues from specialist units in the UK, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. This time around, the campaign was focused on different...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Europol raids at European airports result in 140-plus arrests in fight against fraud

Europol has co-ordinated raids at European airports, targeting criminals trying to travel using fraudulently bought tickets. As the peak summer holiday time approaches, over 141 individuals were arrested last week in the latest law enforcement swoop which took place at over 226...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
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Terrorist threat remains high in European Union despite decline of IS in Iraq and Syria

Europol’s 2018 EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report provides a concise overview of the nature of the terrorist threat the European Union (EU) faced in 2017. Last year, 68 innocent victims lost their lives as a result of terrorist attacks in the EU – reason enough for Europol...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018