Adequacy agreement: Great news for private investigators in the UK.
International Surveillance post-Brexit? The UK's position as a member state in the European Union (EU) gave UK citizens international travel flexibility. However, on 31st of January 2020 at 23:00, the UK withdrew its place in the European Union. So far, the UK is the first and only country to ever do
Millions of sub-standard face masks seized at Heathrow
Millions of sub-standard face masks and thousands of fake hand sanitisers have been seized at Heathrow Airport since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to London Trading Standards. They say 2.25 million did not comply with safety standards with a further 4.25 million needing label amendments before being allowed into the
UK shipment of PPE from Turkey ‘useless’ – reports
400,000 gowns/PPE ordered by the UK Government from Turkey are 'useless' and fall short of UK standards, according to newspaper reports. The much-heralded shipment, spoken about regularly in government press briefings, was picked up by the RAF on a specially chartered flight last month. Its arrival was delayed after it emerged the
Is your PPE or testing kit fake?
Care providers and NHS procurement managers are reported to be spending valuable time ruling out dubious suppliers of PPE and testing kits to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Some unscrupulous suppliers are either charging way over the odds for genuine kit or, more worryingly, are passing on fake protective equipment to care homes
Zoombombing: How to prevent it
Leading video conferencing providers are racing to update software in an effort to address security concerns including Zoombombing. Zoom is the latest to release a new update after it was revealed that widespread “Zoombombing” was taking place, where unauthorised people could hijack meetings by getting hold of meeting ID’s and either disrupting proceedings
ABI urges companies to guard against IP theft
Senior figures from the Association of British Investigators are warning that companies should hire "reputable and long-standing" investigation companies to protect themselves from a rise in IP theft and counterfeit activity during the lockdown. Ron Harrison, president of the ABI, told World Trademark Review: "At the moment, the police, Trading Standards and UK
Is company data secure when working from home?
With much of the workforce now working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, is your company's data secure? #WFH is trending on social media as millions of employees have either been encouraged or instructed to work from home. This can create significant challenges for company IT systems in terms of ensuring
Stay in control during COVID-19 pandemic
Conflict International is harnessing its experience and expertise to help new and existing clients cope with the global COVID-19 outbreak. A number of employers, such as food suppliers and online retailers, have seen an immediate need for more staff to cope with demand. We are offering a fast turnaround on thorough and
Man charged with selling fake COVID-19 testing kits
A 59-year-old man from West Sussex has been remanded in custody, charged with making and selling fake testing kits for COVID-19. Frank Ludlow was arrested by officers from the City of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit at a post officer near his home. They were following up a lead from US
Cyber criminals selling fake Coronavirus face masks
Medical equipment like fake face masks is the new currency for cyber criminals on the dark web, according to a leading digital risk protection company. Research by Digital Shadows has resulted in hundreds of websites to pop up selling fake face masks and hand sanitiser. This has even stretched to e-commerce sites on