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Global revenue at BSI climbs for nineteenth consecutive year to reach £512 million

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has announced its results for the year ended 31 December 2018. Global revenue has climbed for the nineteenth consecutive year to £512 million – representing an increase of 8% on 2017’s £473 million – following a year of significant...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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Liberty report “exposes police forces’ use of discriminatory data to predict crime”

At least 14 UK police forces have used or intend to use discriminatory computer programs to predict where crime will be committed and by whom. That’s according to research results published by Human Rights campaigning organisation Liberty. The new report entitled...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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Marks & Spencer Group tops inaugural Global Governance FTSE 100 League Table

Marks & Spencer Group plc heads the inaugural Global Governance FTSE 100 League Table. The new Index ranks Britain’s largest publicly listed organisations’ compliance and conformance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and good practice in Human Rights. It’s compiled from...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018
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Government agrees on principles for tackling modern slavery in global supply chains

Alongside the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the UK Government has developed principles for nations to adopt in order to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains. The entrapment of people in forced labour is estimated to affect 25 million people worldwide but, by...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
Thames House in London: the home of MI5 (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
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UK intelligence agency MI5 admits “unlawfully spying” on Privacy International

The UK’s domestic-facing intelligence agency MI5 – the Security Service – has admitted that it captured and read registered charity Privacy International’s private data as part of its Bulk Communications Data (BCD) and Bulk Personal Datasets (BPD)...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Privacy International and Liberty fight to unearth police use of “intrusive” mobile phone monitoring technology

Privacy International has filed an appeal challenging police forces’ refusal to disclose information on their purchase and use of IMSI catchers. IMSI catchers are surveillance tools which mimic mobile phone towers, tricking phones into connecting with them and revealing...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Leading cyber law academic calls for independent review of CCTV and AFR implementation

As the use of Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) technology continues to energise public debate, a leading cyber law academic has called for an independent review of how the UK implements CCTV analytics technology – and believes that this course of action is the only way forward...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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NPCC “to be opened up to public scrutiny” following Liberty and Privacy International campaign

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will “no longer be able to operate in secret” after Human Rights campaign organisations Liberty and Privacy International demanded it be subject to Freedom of Information laws. The Government has now informed the two...
Posted On 30 Jul 2018
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Big Brother Watch begins “landmark legal challenge” to police use of facial recognition surveillance technology

Privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch and Baroness Jenny Jones have issued proceedings in the High Court in a crowdfunded legal challenge to the Home Secretary and the Metropolitan Police Service’s use of what it describes as “Orwellian” facial recognition...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Cardiff man receives go-ahead for legal challenge to police use of facial recognition technology

Cardiff resident Ed Bridges has been given the go-ahead to begin the first legal challenge to a UK police force’s use of automated facial recognition (AFR) technology in what will be a critical nationwide test of the state’s power to deploy radical biometric surveillance methods....
Posted On 09 Jul 2018