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  • 31 May 2016 7:38 PM | Sylvia Jones

     It is important to use this checklist and other Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) resources to work out the main differences between the current law and the GDPR. Over the next few months the ICO will set out its plans to produce new guidance and other tools to assist preparation. The Article 29 Working Party will also be producing guidance at European level. The ICO will also be working closely with trade associations and bodies representing the various sectors – you should also work closely with these bodies to share knowledge about implementation in your sector.

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  • 31 May 2016 7:30 PM | Sylvia Jones

    The civil market abuse regime in the United Kingdom (UK) is changing. From 3 July 2016 the majority of the requirements under the European Union’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) come into effect. Although MAR runs in tandem with the European Directive on Criminal Sanctions for Market Abuse, the UK is not implementing this directive, so there will be no change to the UK’s criminal market abuse regime. There are three market abuse behaviours specified in MAR: insider dealing, unlawful disclosure of inside information and market manipulation. These behaviours are specifically prohibited, subject to certain carve-outs.

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  • 27 May 2016 3:15 PM | Sylvia Jones

    Common Cyber Attacks: Reducing The Impact has been produced by CESG (the Information Security Arm of GCHQ) with CERT-UK, and is aimed at all organisations who are vulnerable to attack from the Internet. The paper helps CEOs, boards, business owners and managers to understand what a common cyber-attack looks like. Using real case studies where the attackers used readily available off-the-shelf tools and techniques, it provides a rationale for establishing basic security controls and processes (such as those set out in the Cyber Essentials Scheme). Understanding these attacks can help you manage the most common cyber-risks faced by your organisation.

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  • 27 May 2016 3:13 PM | Sylvia Jones

    It is best practice for an organisation to apply the same degree of rigour to assessing the risks to its information assets as it would to legal, regulatory, financial or operational risk. This can be achieved by embedding an information risk management regime across the organisation, which is actively supported by the Board, senior managers and an empowered Information Assurance (IA) governance structure.

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  • 27 May 2016 3:09 PM | Sylvia Jones

    No one knows the true cost of fraud in the UK, but it’s taking place on an industrial scale and is without question one of the biggest crimes afflicting UK plc today. It is unrelenting and indiscriminate with many organisations estimated to be losing around five per cent of their annual revenue to fraud. The state infrastructure has a modest impact on fraud and means it’s largely down to industry, business and commerce to take steps to protect themselves. Inside, the prevalence, frequency and features of key losses are outlined. The strengths and weaknesses of different sectors in tackling fraud, error and loss are also highlighted. But it’s also clear there are huge variances in the size of losses and the quality of counter fraud strategies across the sectors.

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  • 25 May 2016 5:17 PM | Sylvia Jones

    The last four years have seen a fundamental shift in the leadership and direction of the SFO which has had a positive, tangible change of organisational culture. However, there are a number of challenges, against which recommendations have been made to increase the Management Board’s effectiveness. These include a reconstruction of board and executive responsibilities, clearer reporting lines, holistic risk management and measuring and providing better value for money. Whilst the current governance arrangements have served the SFO well, there is now an opportunity for a further step change in order to help future proof the organisation. 

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  • 18 May 2016 4:16 PM | Sylvia Jones

    New and amended licence conditions and codes of practice resulting from the review.

    The UK regulator the Gambling Commission has published some enhanced provisions relating to AML and crime prevention. This sets out the new and amended licence conditions and codes of practice that will be included in the revised Licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) following consultation in relation to the prevention of crime associated with gambling. The new provisions will be incorporated into LCCP later this year and will come into effect from autumn 2016.

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  • 18 May 2016 4:13 PM | Sylvia Jones

    The public has the right to demand swift action and good quality advice about how best to deal with those who commit digital crime from every police officer or member of staff with whom they come into contact. This report is intended to help HMIC better to understand the effect that digital technology is having on crime and policing. We hope that, in turn, it will help chief constables and the College of Policing to provide guidance and good practice to forces so that the victims of these crimes get the best possible service.

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  • 13 May 2016 3:45 PM | Sylvia Jones

    The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in the activity of national regulators in the investigation of corruption. Stand back and review the number of recent investigations in the UK alone. The upward trend is obvious and the rate of increase remarkable. This changed landscape has brought significant new challenges for businesses who must guard against the risks of operating in difficult competitive markets. The report is not theoretical; it provides an invaluable snap-shot of business now.

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  • 13 May 2016 3:43 PM | Sylvia Jones

    We live in the age of the digital, with information readily accessible to all who seek to find it, including those who we wish to keep it safe from. With every tweet, like or share, our digital footprint grows. It is our responsibility, as individuals, to keep our data safe. This book provides tips and guidance on protecting your online data across a range of social media platforms, browsers and devices. This guide has been written with sharing in mind so please feel free to share it with family and friends, as in some cases it is they who may be putting information about you online when you would rather they did not.

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