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EC statement on EU data protection law elicits “no adequacy decision, no panic” response from PwC

On Tuesday 9 January, the European Commission published a Notice To Stakeholders about the potential implications of Brexit for EU data protection law. This is the first time that the EU has made a statement on the adequacy decision and what the alternatives might be for the UK....
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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Action to combat online fraud “must favour customers” urges Public Accounts Committee

In its latest report focusing on cyber fraud, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament recognises that Government accepts there’s still an “enormous amount of work” to be done to fight the fraudsters, with the Committee itself urging banks to shoulder more...
Posted On 07 Dec 2017
Steve White: standing down as chairman of the Police Federation
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Steve White announces resignation from chairman’s role at Police Federation

A new leader will be elected to take the helm at the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) after the current chairman, Steve White, announced his intention to resign. Proud of his time in charge, White will step down before the end of the year at a point that signifies a...
Posted On 02 Sep 2017
Abbey Petkar
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“Rogue traders continuing to blight guarding sector” warns Magenta Security’s leader

Magenta Security’s managing director Abbey Petkar has called for more progress to be made on business licensing for security companies in the wake of news that a security firm has been under investigation for allegedly supplying cloned Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017
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Two-in-three bosses at Britain’s biggest businesses not trained to deal with cyber attacks

Britain’s top businesses and charities urgently need to do more when it comes to protecting themselves from online threats. According to new Government research and the latest ‘cyber health check’, one-in-ten FTSE 350 companies stated that they’re operating without a...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017
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Department for Transport issues guidelines designed to enhance cyber security of connected cars

A new generation of Internet-connected cars will have to be better protected from hackers under tough new guidance issued by the Department for Transport. Smart vehicles are increasingly becoming the norm on British roads, allowing drivers to access maps, travel information and...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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“Dangerous extremists to be separated from mainstream prison population” announces MoJ

Dangerous extremists will be separated from the mainstream prison population and placed into specialist centres under new rules published by Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah at the Ministry of Justice. Three separation centres are being created to form part of the wider Government...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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Official Secrets Acts reviewed to “meet challenges of the 21st Century” states Law Commission

The Official Secrets Acts are being independently reviewed to ensure that the law is keeping pace with the challenges of the 21st Century. The Law Commission – a non-political independent body set up by Parliament in 1965 to keep all the laws of England and Wales under review,...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017
Left to Right: PC Bruce, SNP MP Chris Stephens, Nick Smart and Calum Macleod
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Police Federation’s bold call to ‘Protect the Protectors’ gains Parliamentary support

A Bill calling for harsher sentences for those who assault police officers and other Emergency Services workers has cleared its first hurdle at Parliament. Halifax MP Holly Lynch (Labour), who’s determinedly championing the Police Federation’s campaign to...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017
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Parliament notified by Policing Minister of Government’s Europol opt-in intention

Policing Minister Brandon Lewis has notified Parliament of the Conservative Government’s intention to opt-in to Regulation (EU) 2016/794 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Co-operation (Europol), in line with its right...
Posted On 15 Nov 2016