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Home Affairs Committee points to “serious risk of security downgrade” if Prime Minister’s Brexit deal wins Parliamentary vote

In its detailed report on Home Office preparations for Brexit, the Home Affairs Select Committee has warned that the political declaration agreed by the UK and the EU is seriously lacking in detail on security, customs and border arrangements and that there’s a real danger...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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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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Joint UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre opens in Calais to tackle criminality at border

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre has opened in Calais as part of the ongoing co-operation between the UK and France to tackle criminality at the border.  The Information Centre will see the UK’s Border Force...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
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Europol operation takes down 33,600-plus Internet domains selling counterfeit goods

As part of an international operation, Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Co-ordinated Coalition (IPC3) has seized 33.654 domain names distributing counterfeit and pirated items online. The websites featured items such as counterfeit pharmaceuticals, pirated films and...
Posted On 26 Nov 2018
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New CCTV Image Quality Assessment System to be launched by SGW consultancy

Independent security consultancy SGW is set to launch the company’s new CCTV Image Quality Assessment System. The solution is aligned with the requirements of IEC 62676-4:2014 in order to achieve a consistent, objective and repetitive evaluation process relating to video...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018
Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London
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London Mayor calls for separate security agreement with European Union post-Brexit

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has called for a separate security agreement with the European Union away from the politics of Britain’s main post-Brexit deal in order to protect the safety of Londoners and mitigate the risk of a ‘no deal’ scenario. Such a move would...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
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National Economic Crime Centre launched by Security Minister Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace, the Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, has formally launched an ambitious new partnership to fight economic crime. The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) has begun its work with a clear mission to protect the public, prosperity and the UK’s...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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Conservative Government introduces all-new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy

The Conservative Government has pledged to tackle the misery caused by serious and organised criminals by drawing on all the powers, tools and expertise the UK has to offer. Ben Wallace, Minister for Security and Economic Crime, has stressed in a detailed speech that preventing...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018
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Experts gather at Interpol’s Global Congress to improve chemical safety and security

International experts working to counter the threat of chemical and explosive terrorism are currently gathered together to develop a comprehensive network designed to improve global chemical safety and security.  With increasingly sophisticated methods and technologies now being...
Posted On 30 Oct 2018