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Retailers and academics join Conservative Government’s efforts to tackle acid attacks

Some of the country’s largest retailers and independent business leaders have pledged not to sell the most harmful corrosive substances to those under 18 years of age. This move is part of a series of voluntary commitments proposed by the Government, which has now published the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
Mike Hemes
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Don’t Spend Your Information On Black Friday

Black Friday is a chaotic time for both consumers and retailers. Customers scramble over one another to bag the best deals and collectively spend more and more money each year. Last year, UK consumers spent over £1.2 billion on Black Friday alone. Over the whole week period the...
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
Graham Allison
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Pay Rates in Security: The Highs and Lows

Although the pay rates that security officers are awarded remain a cause for concern, the issue points to a wider problem regarding training and skills development, not to mention the way in which personnel are deployed. Graham Allison explains why security services providers...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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“50% of UK consumers don’t feel commercial organisations care about their privacy” reports Thales eSecurity

Thales eSecurity – the specialist in critical information systems, cyber security and data security – has just announced the results of its research on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Based on a study conducted by Censuswide and sponsored by...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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Verizon report highlights link between PCI DSS compliance and defence against cyber attacks

With cyber crime on the increase, payment card security is increasingly a focus for companies and consumers alike. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is there to help businesses accepting card payments to protect their payment systems from breaches and...
Posted On 04 Sep 2017
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
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Home Secretary takes further action designed to tackle scourge of knife crime

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced plans to consult on new offences designed to “toughen up” the knife crime laws. The proposed new action would restrict the online sale of knives and ban the possession of dangerous or offensive weapons on private property. The...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017
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Safeguarding minister Sarah Newton supports police action designed to tackle knife crime

The Home Office has hosted an event for police forces across the country to try to break the cycle of knife crime. At the briefing, Sarah Newton (Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism) encouraged more forces to join the Operation Sceptre week of...
Posted On 18 Jun 2017
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Government and retailers tackle scourge of knife crime through partnership approach

Sarah Newton, the Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism, has announced that four major retailers have joined the voluntary agreement to prevent the sale of knives to underage individuals. Boots UK, the Co-op, B&Q and Aldi have all committed to...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017
Christopher Graham
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Consumers taking action over “mistrust” of organisations handling personal data

A survey of attitudes towards data protection here in the UK has shown that consumers are taking matters into their own hands in order to protect their personal data. Commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent data protection...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016