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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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Deepfake Videos: When Good Technology Turns Bad

More than a decade ago, leading UK investigative journalist Nick Davies published Flat Earth News, an exposé of how the mass media had abdicated its responsibility to the truth. Davies argued that newsroom pressure to publish more stories faster than their competitors had led to...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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NPCC supports UK Government’s call for Facebook to “pause encryption efforts”

Home Secretary Priti Patel has published an open letter to Facebook, co-signed with US Attorney General William Barr, Acting US Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton, outlining “serious concerns” with the...
Posted On 09 Oct 2019
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UK to help develop new tech aimed at stopping terrorist content sharing online

The Home Office is providing funding and support for a new project that will help to stop violent videos being shared online after terrorist attacks. The new funding, announced by Prime Minster Boris Johnson at the UN General Assembly in New York, will support efforts to develop...
Posted On 27 Sep 2019
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Facial Recognition Technology: Preventing The Loss of Data

While we all continue to take and share a huge number of photos with various arrays of smart phones and tablets, there’s now an increasing concern about how people’s biometric data is being kept and subsequently used. This is mainly due to a certain level of consumer...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
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Surveillance specialist IDIS launches unique ‘Create A Better World’ campaign

IDIS is highlighting the more caring side of surveillance technology as it launches a new initiative designed to support a deserving charity or community group with the donation of an advanced video system. While security professionals are already aware of all the good that CCTV...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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ICO joins international signatories in raising Libra data protection concerns

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has joined data protection authorities from around the world in calling for more openness about the proposed Libra digital currency and infrastructure. A statement issued to Facebook and 28 other companies behind the project asks them...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Physical Information Security: Neglect It At Your Peril

Mark Harper discusses how the continual mainstream media focus on cyber attacks and digital data breaches means that organisations could be in danger of neglecting their physical information security, duly highlighting the potential risks to paper-based security and how to negate...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Shifting Compliance to Effectively Measure Risk: Balancing GRC Mandates

Historically, meeting governance, risk and compliance (GRC) mandates was typically all about ensuring businesses had solutions in place to gain compliance, thus reducing the risk or consequences of non-compliance from the regulators (ie fines and penalties associated with failing...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Data protection experts call on businesses to do more on EU GDPR compliance

Speakers at the European Data Protection Summit called on business leaders to take more preventative measures to avoid data breaches. Hosted by the Data Protection World Forum, the Summit took place in London on Monday 3 June and attracted over 700 attendees, 50 speakers and 30...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019