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Europol and Interpol focus on ‘Fighting Cyber Crime in a Connected Future’

More than 400 experts gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for what became one of the world’s biggest platforms of exchange on the subject of cyber crime. Under the theme of ‘Law Enforcement in a Connected Future’, the 7th Europol-Interpol Cyber Crime Conference looked...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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“Cyber crime becoming bolder and shifting in focus” asserts Europol report

Europol’s 2019 cyber crime report provides insights into emerging threats and key developments. Cyber crime is continuing to mature and becoming more and more bold, shifting its focus to larger and more profitable targets as well as new technologies. Data is the key element in...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
Aziz Rahman
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The SFO’s Corporate Co-operation Guidance: Does Reality Match the Hype?

Finally, we have the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) Corporate Co-operation Guidance. SFO director Lisa Osofsky has made it clear she’s a firm advocate of co-operation so this guidance was always going to be significant. While welcome, asserts Aziz Rahman, it runs to just five...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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IOPC’s Annual Report points towards “improvement in timeliness of investigations”

The latest Annual Report published shows significant improvements in the timeliness of investigations completed by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in 2018-2019 at a time when the organisation is receiving more referrals than ever. During 2018-2019, the IOPC...
Posted On 01 Aug 2019
Neil Williams
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Brexit and Business Crime: What Next?

The UK is receiving a record number of European Arrest Warrants for suspects that have fled other European Union (EU) countries. Here, Neil Williams outlines why he’s concerned for the cross-border policing of business crime if and when Brexit does become a reality....
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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Cineworld Group plc awards UK security guarding contract to Lodge Security

Lodge Security has been awarded the security guarding contract for Cineworld Group plc and, as a result, will now provide security operatives for duties at cinemas and key leisure locations across the UK. Cineworld Group plc was founded in 1995 and is one of the leading cinema...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Six National Crime Agency officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

National Crime Agency (NCA) officers working in the fields of investigations, cyber crime, financial intelligence and kidnap have been officially recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Those honoured include Rob Ormsby who was awarded an Officer of the...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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NCA: 181,000 UK offenders fuelling “chronic and corrosive” threat from serious and organised crime

There are at least 181,000 offenders linked to serious and organised crime in the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed, as it launches its most comprehensive study yet of the deadliest threats facing the nation. The figure – more than twice the strength of the regular...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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Home Office seeks law change to give police more confidence in pursuing suspects

The Home Office is seeking to change the law to ensure that highly trained police drivers involved in chasing suspected criminals on the roads, and driving to the very high standard required by their training, are better protected from the risk of lengthy investigation and...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Specific data breach roles outlined by heads of NCSC and ICO at key cyber conference

The victims of cyber incidents stand to benefit from an improved approach towards breaches between the UK’s technical authority for cyber threats (the National Cyber Security Centre) and its independent authority for data protection (the Information Commissioner’s Office)....
Posted On 25 Apr 2019