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Security boss and unlicensed officer prosecuted at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court

On Friday 24 January, Dudley security boss Tammy Sharman and security officer Gregory Clarke were fined at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court for offences against the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Sharman and Clarke pleaded guilty to the offences following an investigation...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020
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How To Turn Compliance into a Competitive Business Advantage

Talking about compliance and competitive advantage in the same sentence can sound like a bit of an oxymoron, writes Andrew White, but as today’s security and risk management professionals face an ever more complex regulatory landscape, not only meeting compliance...
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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High-profile GDPR fines “having greatest impact” on UK cyber security spend

Research conducted by data security company Clearswift has highlighted that the recent large General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-centric fines levied against enterprise giants British Airways (BA) and Marriott International have had something of a ripple effect on...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
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22% of banks in UK “not taking advantage” of FCA-approved background checks

BDO has stated that banks are concerned any failures during their due diligence process may potentially expose them to huge Anti-Money Laundering (AML) fines even if the process is fully compliant. Concerns over money laundering penalties mean that 22% of banks in the UK are...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
Klaus Allion
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Critical Alarms: The Risks of Not Responding in Time

Klaus Allion explores the moral duty and legal responsibility of particular industries that operate within a high-risk environment. Critical alarms are a fundamental component to assure the safety of staff and continuity of operations, and by failing to respond appropriately to...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019
Mark Harper
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Are General Data Protection Regulation Standards Slipping One Year On?

Just over 12 months ago, on 25 May 2018 to be precise, the European Union’s all-new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards were set in stone and enforced, sending many organisations into a frenzy to ensure that they were dealing with sensitive data in the correct...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
Helen Devery
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Three Years On: Putting Health and Safety First

The revised Health and Safety sentencing guidelines introduced in February 2016 have delivered greatly increased fines for offences across all sectors in England and Wales. Here, Helen Devery, head of health & safety and partner at law firm BLM, explores the impact the...
Posted On 08 May 2019
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2018’s Major Security Breaches: How They Could Have Been Avoided

2018 was a year of both highs and lows for information security, asserts Guy Bunker. The enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took full effect in May which brought the importance of protecting sensitive customer data to the forefront of people’s minds...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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HSE report shows workplace injuries cost UK plc £15 billion per annum

Personal injury specialist YouClaim is urging employers and employees to ensure they’re doing everything they can to reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace as businesses are spending billions of pounds each year to cover the cost of incidents. The 2017-2018 Health...
Posted On 01 Nov 2018
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Trust Arc Survey: “20% of companies report GDPR compliance post-25 May deadline”

TrustArc, the data privacy management company, has announced the results of a comprehensive survey conducted by Dimensional Research that gauges the status of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance among UK, US and EU (excluding UK) companies one month after the...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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