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ICO fines Facebook maximum £500,000 for failing to protect users’ personal information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined social media giant Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018
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Digital Advancements: Helping Front Line Emergency and Security Services

The ability to share timely and accurate data is extremely valuable. It’s even more critical for security operations and the Emergency Services, who need to work closely together to manage often challenging and dangerous situations. Simon Hall examines the importance of data...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police Federation chair John Apter calls for “common sense” in setting police priorities

Police Federation chair John Apter has called for more “common sense” in setting police priorities. Apter has stated that rank and file members feel frustrated at being tasked with investigating trivial rows on social media, for example, at the expense of attending...
Posted On 01 Oct 2018
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“Criminals steal £500 million through fraud and scams in first half of 2018” reports UK Finance

New data from UK Finance shows that a total of £503.4 million was stolen by criminals through authorised and unauthorised fraud in the first six months of 2018. During the same period, the finance industry prevented £705.7 million of unauthorised fraud. That’s equivalent to...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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Using Social Media to Evade Crisis and Drive Effective Response

Social media is fast becoming the preferred communication tool for the masses, observes Tim Willis. According to Pew Research, 69% of all American adults now use at least one social media site. This is up from just 5% in 2005 and 50% in 2011, which means that adoption continues...
Posted On 13 Sep 2018
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Crimestoppers introduces campaign designed to raise awareness of ‘County Lines’

Crimestoppers has launched a national campaign orchestrated to highlight ‘County Lines’ and encourage the public to report their concerns. An ‘advan’ will be touring certain areas giving people more information on how they can play their part in helping to...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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City of London Police reports £28 million lost by victims of cyber crime in past six months

The City of London Police, the national lead force for fraud which runs Action Fraud (the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre), has revealed that cyber crime victims lost £28 million between October 2017 and March 2018. These latest cyber statistics are based on the...
Posted On 09 Jul 2018
Isabelle Moeller
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Digital ID: Biometrics are the Key to Marrying Security and Convenience

Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user experience and digital security, believes Isabelle Moeller, and when it happens the effect will be remarkable.  Thanks, in no small part, to the whims of Hollywood, biometrics have now become something of a go-to...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
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Joint Cifas-Forensic Pathways report reveals where personal data is compromised online

A collaborative report issued by Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, and Forensic Pathways (an internationally recognised organisation operating at the forefront of digital forensics) highlights that, alongside The Dark Web, The Surface Web plays an integral role in the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2018
Louise McCree
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Recruitment Strategies in the Security Industry

Over the coming months and years, one of the more significant challenges security businesses will face is the ability to recruit trained, qualified and experienced candidates. That challenge will only heighten when Brexit realises a significant demographic shift in the...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018