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£6.8 billion potential risk to UK economy if Huawei’s use restricted for 5G roll-out

According to an independent report produced by Assembly and commissioned by Mobile UK, a restriction placed on Huawei in the telecoms supply chain could delay a full 5G launch by between 18 and 24 months and cost the UK economy between £4.5 billion and £6.8 billion. The new...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
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Meet The Security Company: TSS (Total Security Services)

This is the sixteenth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions...
Posted On 21 Feb 2019
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BAFE issues new instructional video focused on benefits of third party certification

BAFE, the independent register of fire safety service providers, has released a new instructional video promoting the benefits of third party certification. The video, entitled ‘What is Third Party Certification?’ and available either on the BAFE website or...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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“59,000-plus personal data breaches reported across Europe post-GDPR” reveals DLA Piper study

Over 59,000 data breach notifications have been reported across the European Economic Area (EEA) by public and private organisations since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. That’s according to law firm DLA...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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Over 70% of UK police forces “refuse to provide data on digital evidence gathering” states Big Brother Watch

A detailed report just published by privacy and civil liberties campaigning organisation Big Brother Watch reveals that 93% of police forces extract digital evidence from connected devices, but alarmingly a substantial 71% of those forces refuse to provide data in terms of how...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017
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Biometrics Commissioner’s third Annual Report scrutinised by Big Brother Watch

The 2016 report of the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material was submitted to Home Secretary Amber Rudd on 14 March this year and has now been published for public consumption. The role of the Biometrics Commissioner was established by the Protection of...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
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“Attention must now focus squarely on quality of fire risk assessments” urges BAFE

British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) – the independent not-for-profit organisation that creates schemes for the fire protection industry based on UK and European Standards and Best Practice for third party certification – considers it “imperative”...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
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Lodge Service uses IFSEC International as platform to launch Remote Conflict Management System

Lodge Service’s new Remote Conflict Management System enables employees in retail, public services and other workplace settings to engage immediate help and intervention from a central Control Room’s operators if they’re faced with a dangerous event, such as an...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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Gate Safe calls for automated gate Best Practice to be observed in wake of Grenfell Tower tragedy

In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the campaigners at Gate Safe – the organisation established to improve the understanding of existing legislation and standards affecting safe gates – were “horrified” to read in the national media...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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Abloy UK publishes White Paper on security of telecoms networks for end users

The Abloy UK White Paper, entitled ‘Securing Telecom Networks of the Future’, describes the threats and challenges faced by the industry specifically in relation to tower and site security, as well as introducing new locking solutions that help to minimise the risks...
Posted On 28 Jun 2017
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