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Big Brother Watch investigation unearths “facial recognition epidemic” in UK

An investigation by Big Brother Watch has uncovered a facial recognition “epidemic” across privately owned sites in the UK. The civil liberties campaign group has found major property developers, Shopping Centres, museums, conference centres and casinos using the...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019
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ICO joins international signatories in raising Libra data protection concerns

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has joined data protection authorities from around the world in calling for more openness about the proposed Libra digital currency and infrastructure. A statement issued to Facebook and 28 other companies behind the project asks them...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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“Cyber insurance pay-out rates at 99%, but uptake still far too low” warns ABI

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has, for the first time, revealed that 99% of claims made (207) on ABI member cyber insurance policies in 2018 were paid*. This is one of the highest claims acceptance rates across all insurance products. Despite this, the take-up rate of...
Posted On 08 Aug 2019
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Shifting Compliance to Effectively Measure Risk: Balancing GRC Mandates

Historically, meeting governance, risk and compliance (GRC) mandates was typically all about ensuring businesses had solutions in place to gain compliance, thus reducing the risk or consequences of non-compliance from the regulators (ie fines and penalties associated with failing...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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Axis Communications issues White Paper on ‘Smart Buildings & Smart Cities Security’

Axis Communications, the specialist in network video technology, has published its latest whitepaper entitled ‘Smart Buildings & Smart Cities Security’. Authored in association with Unified Security and Virtually Informed, the document is the third in a series...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019
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Fraud continues ‘inexorable’ rise in UK plc as new annual figures show 6% increase

Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, has painted an alarming picture of fraud in the UK with the release of Fraudscape, the annual publication of the organisation’s data that identifies and analyses the country’s fraud trends based on 323,660 cases of fraudulent...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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NSI endorses inaugural Surveillance Camera Day set for Thursday 20 June

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has announced its support for the inaugural Surveillance Camera Day which is taking place on Thursday 20 June (#cameraday19) and urges all those with an interest in surveillance cameras to join this nationwide conversation about all...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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University researchers say changing human behaviour is key to foiling cyber attacks

Technology used in exercise and lifestyle apps may hold the key to answering that most difficult of challenges – making sure people change their passwords and better protect their online privacy and data. Taking inspiration from exercise and fitness apps that successfully...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Finance sector must resolve to tackle growing threats posed to operational resilience

How firms deal with the growing number of operational threats, how they prevent or recover from them and how they protect customers will be critical to maintaining their reputation, future competitiveness and long-term sustainability. That’s according to new report issued...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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Data protection experts call on businesses to do more on EU GDPR compliance

Speakers at the European Data Protection Summit called on business leaders to take more preventative measures to avoid data breaches. Hosted by the Data Protection World Forum, the Summit took place in London on Monday 3 June and attracted over 700 attendees, 50 speakers and 30...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019