Law Enforcement


  • Terror arrests in Burnley and Accrington: Two men held

    July 18, 2019

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences after raids in two Lancashire towns. Police are searching properties in Burns Street and Gordon Street, Burnley, and Manor Street, Accrington. A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. Another man, 33, was arrested on ...

  • Sweden and UK’s surveillance programs on trial at the European Court of Human Rights

    July 12, 2019

    This week, the highest body of the European Court of Human Rights heard arguments against the mass surveillance programs of two countries, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The legal proceedings in the two cases started years before, in 2008 and 2013, respectively, with the litigation eventually reaching the court’s highest body, the ECHR Grand Chamber, who ...

  • ICO neuters UK police use of facial recognition technology

    July 9, 2019

    Live facial recognition (LFR) deployments by police forces across the UK have been dealt a blow after the UK data regulator confirmed its use falls under the umbrella of data protection. In the midst of ongoing rows between law enforcement agencies and digital rights campaigners, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)has clarified LFR “is a potential threat to privacy” ...

  • Northern Ireland: Man and woman face terrorism charges

    July 8, 2019

    Two people have been charged with terrorism offences after police seized munitions and ammunition in County Antrim. A man, 33, and a woman, 31, were arrested after a search at a property on Cladytown Road in Glarryford, near Ballymena on Friday night. They are charged with offences including possessing explosive substances and ammunition. They are due to appear ...