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Government outlines plans to upgrade national security investment powers for UK

Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out the detail of new powers designed to upgrade UK national security rules. Strengthened powers will bolster national security merger rules while maintaining openness to international investment. The proposals build on the UK’s robust...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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National Crime Agency publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2017-2018

The Annual Report and Accounts for the National Crime Agency (NCA) sets out the significant successes the organisation has had in the fight against serious and organised crime during 2017-2018, including 2,037 children safeguarded, 136 potential victims of trafficking rescued,...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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Updated company merger and takeover rules enforced by Department for Business

Updated rules put in place to strengthen the Government’s powers to scrutinise mergers and takeovers that may raise national security concerns have come into force. The move recognises the growing importance of British businesses in developing cutting-edge technology products...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
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IFSEC International 2018: Show Preview

IFSEC International is Europe’s leading security event and the only global stage committed to co-creating the future of integrated security. The show represents the critical, measured response to a world of ever-evolving threats, inviting every vertical of the security...
Posted On 24 May 2018
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PwC establishes team of drone specialists with keen focus on national security issues

PwC has established a team of drone specialists in the UK to help clients take advantage of this emerging technology and extract value from drone data. PwC’s ‘Clarity From Above’ report found that drones have the potential to disrupt a variety of industries,...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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Met’s Deputy Commissioner awarded Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen for services to policing

The Metropolitan Police Service’s Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey QPM has been awarded a Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen for services to policing. The recognition in the New Year Honours List for 2018 is a result of the Deputy Commissioner’s many accomplishments including...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
Greg Clark: Business and Energy Secretary
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Government updates mergers regime in determined bid to protect national security

Measures designed to update the merger system and better protect national security have been set out by Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. The proposals include enabling the Government to intervene in mergers that raise national security concerns, even when they involve...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017
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Evidence Talks CEO calls for greater UK public-private engagement in the security sector

Elizabeth Sheldon, CEO of digital forensics specialist Evidence Talks, has reiterated the value of greater public-private engagement in the UK across a wide range of issues from child exploitation to matters of national security. Speaking to an international audience at the...
Posted On 16 Oct 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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Cabinet Office to lead additional work on Strategic Defence and Security Review implementation

The Cabinet Office will lead additional work to review national security capabilities. The Government has initiated this work in support of the ongoing implementation of the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review published back in November 2015. The...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017