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Criminal justice system ‘unprepared’ for emerging issues of personal technology
Personal technology such as fitness trackers and smartphones that record users’ daily activities are likely to be used increasingly in criminal investigations, raising questions about individuals’ rights that the legal system is not yet fully prepared to address, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
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<b><i>Supt Sacha Hatchett, Arfon Jones<br>and PC Matt Jones</b></i> All frontline officers in North Wales to get BWV cameras
North Wales Police will be the first force in Wales to equip all officers on frontline duty, including police community support officers and specialist firearms and rural crime teams, with body-worn video (BWV) cameras.
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Counting the cost of ESN handsets
Handsets for the new Emergency Services Network (ESN) will cost an average of £907 for each police officer according to the first estimates issued by UK forces. Figures examined by Police Market Report indicate a predicted spend ranging from around £650 to just over £1,000 per head.
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<b><i>Henry Rex</b></i> Digital tools vital to address ‘poor’ cyber response
Online crime reporting and digital evidence management tools need to be more widely adopted to help the police improve their “poor performance” in response to cyber-enabled retail crime.
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<b><i>Jamie Wilson Planning and the right people essential for digital ambitions
Technology is generally accepted as having a vital role in delivering transformational reform for policing in England and Wales.
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<b><i>Jessica Gibson Analytics provides platform to engage
A mobile app and command and control platform that enables the emergency services to ‘engage’ with the public and share intelligence and synchronise incident response has been successfully tested by West Yorkshire Police.
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‘Huge step forward’ as rollout of BWV gathers pace
More than 7,500 officers at the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have now been issued with body-worn video (BWV) cameras after 600 officers in the force’s Territorial Support Group (TSG) were the latest to be given the devices to complete phase one of the project’s rollout.
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<b><i>James Stewart 'Complex' PSN faces uncertain future
The Government Digital Service (GDS) – which is leading the digital transformation of the Government – has hinted that the much-heralded Public Services Network (PSN) has no long-term future.
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Policing must adapt to cyber threats
The police service has been warned that it must equip officers with the right tools and digital skills to tackle cybercrime with latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) likely to be just “a drop in the ocean”.
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<b><i>Elizabeth Denham ICO ‘bangs drum’ for new data laws
In May 2018, new data protection legislation, both in the UK and across the EU, will be in place.
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