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ABI issues revised guidelines to help insurers deal with clients’ criminal convictions

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has just issued valuable updated guidance notes to help insurers treat those individual clients with criminal convictions or related offences fairly, in compliance with the law and with high-level standards. The ABI Good Practice Guide...
Posted On 01 Aug 2019
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SRA review shows “too many” law firms falling short on money laundering prevention

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has issued a stern warning to the profession about money laundering in the wake of a review that shows a significant number of law firms are not doing enough to prevent it, with some falling “seriously short”. The SRA’s...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Professional Services: A New Breed of Third Party Cyber Risk to Manage

Organisations are beholden to their suppliers. For a retailer it could mean the difference between having products on the shelves or not. For a manufacturer, it’s about securing the vital components and materials needed to build industry-leading products. In the UK, we are now...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
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Fighting Cyber Crime: The Partnership Approach

There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that neither the business community nor the police service have effectively prioritised their response to cyber crime. Indeed, a 2016 Institute of Directors survey of businesses found that only 57% had a cyber or information security strategy...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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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
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“Number of fines for UK data privacy issues doubles to reach total of £3.2 million” finds PwC analysis

Breaches of UK data protection laws during 2016 attracted no less than 35 fines totalling £3,245,500. That’s almost double the 2015 total of 18. Now, with just under a year to go until the biggest change in privacy laws for over 20 years, UK organisations risk even larger...
Posted On 06 Jun 2017
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Department for Transport opens consultation on drone safety and security to protect public

The Government plans to introduce new measures designed to ensure the successful uptake of drones is matched by strong safeguards to protect the public. Measures out for consultation on Wednesday 21 December include the mandatory registration of new drones, tougher penalties for...
Posted On 21 Dec 2016