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Government safeguards governing revised investigatory powers come into effect

The Conservative Government has commenced final provision in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 subject to the double-lock safeguard requiring judicial approval. Warrants permitting the use of the most intrusive investigatory powers will now require the approval of a Judge. This...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Kevin Brown succeeds Mark Hughes as managing director of BT’s security business

BT has announced the appointment of Kevin Brown as managing director of BT Security, where he will be responsible for the company’s physical and cyber security activity around the world. Brown succeeds Mark Hughes, who’s stepping down from the role at the end of this year...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Government publishes review of efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure in criminal justice system

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC MP has published the results of the Government’s review of the efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure in the criminal justice system. The review found that the duty to record, retain and review material collected during the course of the...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018
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“Counterfeit fashion items head list of EU Border seizures” discovers Kroll analysis

Over 207,000 counterfeit watches worth a combined €172 million were seized at the borders of EU countries in 2017, making them by far the highest value type of fake product intercepted. That’s according to new analysis by Kroll (a division of Duff & Phelps), a global...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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Six-month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence. Mustafa Kasim, who worked for accident repair firm Nationwide...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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PerpetuityARC Training launches Principles of Security Management course

PerpetuityARC Training has launched its new Principles of Security Management course. The three-day classroom course uses Case Studies and group work to provide a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of corporate security management. It’s also the first course to be...
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
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Digital Evidence Management in the Police Service: Room for Improvement?

British statesman Sir Robert Peel introduced the first-ever police force – the Metropolitan Police Force of London – way back in 1829 during his tenure as Home Secretary in the Conservative Government of the day. The Met was tasked with detecting and preventing crime....
Posted On 22 Oct 2018
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Heathrow Airport Limited fined £120,000 by ICO for “serious failings” in data protection

Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to ensure that the personal data held on its network was properly secured. On 16 October 2017, a member of the public found a USB memory stick which had been...
Posted On 08 Oct 2018
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Global Cyber Academy launches #ProjectThankYou in bid to heighten UK’s cyber resilience

The London-based Global Cyber Academy specialising in cyber and tech-focused security has introduced #ProjectThankYou in a bid to make the UK more cyber resilient. The Academy will be providing a flat 40% course fee reduction for all applications received from UK Blue Light...
Posted On 03 Oct 2018
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New UK director appointed by global risk management specialist Pinkerton

Global risk management specialist Pinkerton has appointed a new UK director to head up its London-based operations centres in Russell Square and Uxbridge. Rory Lamrock, a law graduate with a Master’s degree in International Security, comes to the role with over a decade of...
Posted On 03 Sep 2018