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Government’s Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill receives Royal Assent

New laws affording the UK greater powers to crack down on hostile state activity have received Royal Assent. The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 also ensures sentencing for certain terrorism offences can properly reflect the severity of the crimes, as well as...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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Leaving the European Union: How Might Brexit Affect Contractors in the UK?

With 29 March 2019 edging ever closer and the politicians still arguing their myriad points in the House of Commons, everyone is waiting with baited breath to see what the effects of the decision to leave the European Union (EU) will be, both in the short and longer terms. For...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
Professor Chris Kemp
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Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) 2018: Q&A with Professor Chris Kemp

With the second edition of the Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) now fast approaching, Official Media Partner Risk Xtra interviews Mind Over Matter’s CEO Professor Chris Kemp, who’s involved in programming for the day, to gain a flavour of what’s in store for...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
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“Organisations struggling with cyber security should learn from NHS guidance” urges Databarracks

Organisations struggling to improve their cyber security defences should take note of the recommendations proposed by a House of Commons Select Committee report into last year’s WannaCry ransomware epidemic. That’s according to Peter Groucutt, managing director of...
Posted On 22 May 2018
Tony Porter and Elizabeth Denham sign the Memorandum of Understanding
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Information Commissioner sign revised MoU

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter QPM LLB and Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, have published a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU is a statement of intent that has at its heart the protection of the fundamental rights and freedoms of...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
Security Minister Ben Wallace
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Draft Technical Capability Regulations notified to European Commission following targeted consultation

The Home Office has notified the European Commission of regulations designed to help make companies maintain the technical capability to respond to warrants and authorisations from law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies. The Investigatory Powers (Technical...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017
Left to Right: PC Bruce, SNP MP Chris Stephens, Nick Smart and Calum Macleod
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Police Federation’s bold call to ‘Protect the Protectors’ gains Parliamentary support

A Bill calling for harsher sentences for those who assault police officers and other Emergency Services workers has cleared its first hurdle at Parliament. Halifax MP Holly Lynch (Labour), who’s determinedly championing the Police Federation’s campaign to...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017
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Conservative Government’s “landmark” Investigatory Powers Bill receives Royal Assent

A “landmark” document produced by the Conservative Government which sets out and governs the powers available to the police and the security and intelligence agencies when it comes to gathering and accessing electronic communications has received Royal Assent. The Investigatory...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Parliament notified by Policing Minister of Government’s Europol opt-in intention

Policing Minister Brandon Lewis has notified Parliament of the Conservative Government’s intention to opt-in to Regulation (EU) 2016/794 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Co-operation (Europol), in line with its right...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016
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90% of Brits believe surveillance powers outlined in ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ are “not acceptable” finds ComRes poll

A new poll commissioned by Liberty and conducted by ComRes has revealed that nine out of ten of those British adults questioned believe state surveillance powers as proposed by the Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill are not acceptable. 90% of the public either say...
Posted On 13 Jun 2016
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