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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
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
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Home Secretary outlines plans for heightened UK security in wake of Nice terror episode

Newly-installed Home Secretary Amber Rudd has given a detailed statement to Parliament following the terrorist attack in Nice that occurred at the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday 14 July. At least 84 people were killed when a heavy goods lorry was deliberately driven into...
Posted On 19 Jul 2016
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Home Secretary Theresa May sets out “radical” Fire and Rescue Service reform programme

Home Secretary Theresa May has unveiled a programme of reform for the Fire and Rescue Services that promises to be as radical and ambitious as that delivered across the policing landscape since 2010. Speaking at an event hosted by Think Tank Reform, the Home Secretary praised the...
Posted On 25 May 2016
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New security-centric Home Office legislation features in Queen’s Speech to Parliament

Security-focused legislation drafted to provide stronger powers to disrupt extremists and tackle corruption, money laundering and tax evasion was announced today in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament. The Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill will be introduced to ‘prevent...
Posted On 18 May 2016
Martha Spurrier: the new director of Liberty
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Martha Spurrier to succeed Shami Chakrabarti as director of Human Rights champion Liberty

Liberty has announced the appointment of its new director, namely campaigner and barrister Martha Spurrier, who succeeds Shami Chakrabarti in the role. Spurrier joins Liberty with an exceptional track record in defending people’s rights, raising awareness of threats to...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016