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Government safeguards governing revised investigatory powers come into effect

The Conservative Government has commenced final provision in the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 subject to the double-lock safeguard requiring judicial approval. Warrants permitting the use of the most intrusive investigatory powers will now require the approval of a Judge. This...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Home Office statistics show number of terrorists brought to justice hitting ten-year high

The number of terrorists brought to justice following Counter-Terrorism Policing investigations has reached its highest level in nearly ten years. According to the latest Home Office statistics, a total of 100 individuals were brought to trial in the year ending 30 June 2018,...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
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Naa’imur Rahman jailed for planning terror attack aimed at targeting Prime Minister

A man has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to a total of 30 years’ imprisonment after a joint investigation between the Metropolitan Police Service, MI5 and the FBI foiled his plot to kill the Prime Minister Theresa May. As part of his intended attack, Naa’imur Rahman, 20...
Posted On 02 Sep 2018
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Axis Security to host briefing on private security sector’s role in supporting the police

Axis Security is hosting a Security Briefing which will cover the success of Project Servator – a programme designed to deny, disrupt and detect hostile reconnaissance by would-be criminals and terrorists – and explore the future developments for the partnership between the...
Posted On 26 Mar 2018
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Government acts to stop safe space for criminal and terrorist communications

Security Minister Ben Wallace has given a direction to Ofcom to ensure that the Security and Intelligence Services, law enforcement and other Emergency Services have access to the information they need to keep the public safe. Made under Section 5 of the Communications Act 2003,...
Posted On 26 Sep 2017
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“Authorities should disclose information about efforts to prevent money laundering” urges Transparency International

Transparency International – the global coalition designed to fight corruption – has stated that bank regulators need to publish much more information about whether banks are doing what’s required by law to prevent money laundering. The organisation believes this...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017
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FinTech and Fincrime Exchange launches with inaugural meeting at RUSI headquarters

The Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is due to host the first meeting of the FinTech and Fincrime Exchange (FFE), a new initiative orchestrated to promote an increased understanding of financial crime by the FinTech...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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National Crime Agency and National Counter-Terrorism Policing launch ‘Guns Off Our Streets’ campaign

The National Crime Agency and National Counter-Terrorism Policing have joined forces to appeal directly to members of the public for information preventing criminals and terrorists from gaining access to firearms and ammunition. The hard-hitting ‘Guns Off Our Streets’...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM: Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner
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Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner reflects on “very real threat” from terrorism in wake of recent atrocities

Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM has issued a detailed statement on the “very real threat” now posed by acts of terrorism, and observed that defeating terror is as much about refusing to be afraid as anything else. In ...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016
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Government promises “biggest reforms to anti-money laundering regime in over a decade”

Home Secretary Theresa May has set out the most significant changes to the UK’s anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regime in over a decade. The Government’s Action Plan for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Finance will deliver on the aim set out in the...
Posted On 26 Apr 2016
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