Angus Darroch-Warren
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Looking Ahead: The Security Challenges of the 2020s

As we enter a new decade, the security landscape never ceases to change and evolve, both on a macro and micro level. This is compounded by the fact that the remit of the security professional not only continues to expand to meet new threats, but also requires the exploitation of...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Metropolitan Police begins operational use of live facial recognition technology

The Metropolitan Police Service is to begin the operational use of live facial recognition technology. The use of such technology will be intelligence-led and deployed to specific locations in London. This will help to tackle serious crime, including serious violence and gun...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Tougher sentencing and monitoring in Government overhaul of terrorism response

Tougher sentences, an end to early release and a major review of the management of convicted terrorists are among a raft of measures that have been announced by the Conservative Government with a view to strengthening the UK’s response to terrorism. Confirmed by Home Secretary...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020
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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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MPs and rights groups call for “urgent stop” to facial recognition surveillance

MPs and rights groups have called on police services and private companies across the UK to “immediately stop” using live facial recognition surveillance systems in public spaces. In a joint call to action published by civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, the groups...
Posted On 24 Sep 2019
The High Court in central London
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Liberty fights for “intrusive” facial recognition systems ban following court ruling

Campaigning organisation Liberty is battling for an outright ban on “intrusive and discriminatory” facial recognition technology after the High Court found its use by South Wales Police is currently lawful. Cardiff resident Ed Bridges, represented by Liberty, challenged South...
Posted On 04 Sep 2019
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ASIS issues revised standard for private security company conformity assessment

ASIS International, the association for security management professionals, has released its new standard ‘Conformity, Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for the Quality of Private Security Company Operations’ (ANSI/ASIS PSC.2-2019). This standard, which is a...
Posted On 03 Sep 2019
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CDEI and RUSI hold discussion groups to examine use of algorithms in policing

The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is partnering with the defence and security-focused Think Tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) to carry out research into the potential for algorithmic bias in policing and how to ensure adequate oversight of these...
Posted On 08 Aug 2019
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ARC Training International focuses on oil and gas sector security training

There are few industries that require an in-depth understanding of security management as much as the oil and gas sector. Personal safety aside, the risks of theft, terrorism, environmental damage and reputational impact are some very real problems which can have devastating...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Report raises concerns over Met Police trials of live facial recognition technology

A new report produced by researchers from the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project based at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre identifies “significant flaws” with the way in which live facial recognition technology was trialled in London by...
Posted On 04 Jul 2019