Investigatory Powers Review highlights law that’s “fragmented, obscure and under constant challenge”

This morning in Parliament, Prime Minister David Cameron published the much-anticipated report of the Investigatory Powers Review. Entitled ‘A Question of Trust’, the document was submitted by David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and a debate...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015

“ICO needs greater powers to deal with true scale of data breaches” warns ViaSat

Breaches of the Data Protection Act reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are only a tiny fraction of the true number of such incidents happening across the UK. That’s according to a series of Freedom of Information requests from security and...
Posted On 05 Jun 2015
The United Nations Security Council Ministerial Briefing on Foreign Terrorist Fighters has called on Member States to increase reporting of information to – and their use of – Interpol’s databases to help identify, monitor or prevent the transit of foreign terrorist fighters

“Unprecedented” foreign terrorist fighter threat “requires global action” urges Interpol’s leader

Addressing the United Nations Security Council ministerial briefing on foreign terrorist fighters, Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock has stated that countries need to “share even more information, and share it even better”. Stock told the high-level meeting that...
Posted On 31 May 2015
The District Court of Luxembourg's ruling is a massive boost for the National Crime Agency

Criminal assets no longer safe overseas following landmark judgement in Luxembourg

A convicted drug dealer has lost US$500,000 of ‘hidden’ assets as the result of a landmark judgement in Luxembourg won by the National Crime Agency (NCA). This decision will bring the total amount seized by the NCA from Mr Amir Azam to more than £3.3 million. The ruling –...
Posted On 05 May 2015
Cifas' Fraudscape report is the essential guide to UK fraud trends on an annual basis

Recorded fraud up 25% and “increasingly organised” suggests latest Cifas Fraudscape study

According to the latest Fraudscape report published by Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, incidents of recorded frauds increased by 25% last year. In total, there were 276,993 frauds recorded in 2014 compared to 221,075 in 2013. The single biggest threat continues to...
Posted On 26 Mar 2015

Crimestoppers renews partnership with NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services to tackle wrongdoing in the workplace

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers has extended its contract with NHS Scotland Counter Fraud Services (CFS) for another two years. This announcement follows on from an initial six-month pilot project designed to tackle wrongdoing in the workplace. Along with the...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015
Don Randall MBE

Don Randall MBE joins Pilgrims Group in specialist senior strategic advisor role

Don Randall MBE, former head of security and Chief Information Security Officer at the Bank of England, has joined global security and risk management specialist Pilgrims Group as the company’s senior advisor. An internationally renowned figure in the fields of security,...
Posted On 24 Mar 2015
Theresa May MP: the Home Secretary is urging faster sharing on criminal records data among EU Member States

Home Secretary urges EU counterparts to move more quickly on sharing criminal records data

Home Secretary Theresa May has urged the UK’s EU partners to safeguard members of the public by sharing more information about known criminals. Speaking at the Justice and Home Affairs Council in Riga, May made it clear that existing EU mechanisms are not fully used by...
Posted On 02 Feb 2015