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Representatives of private security firms during their meeting with Rwanda National Police © https://www.newtimes.co.rw/news/rnp-private-security-firms-meet-standards

India (26.09.2018):

A newly published study shows that in 2015, private security companies in India employed 7 million people, making the industry a larger employer than the health care sector and almost as big as the public administration sector. The report stresses that a lot remains unknown about the industry. However, Arjun Jaydevc, one of the authors, points out that countries with a higher level of income inequality have seen a greater growth in the private security industry. 


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Ruanda (26.09.2018)

Rwanda National Police (RNP), held a meeting with managers of local private security companies on improving professionalism and standards in the industry. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Jean Népomuscène Mbonyumuvunyi, stated that although the overall services provided by private security companies had greatly improved in terms of professionalism, violations of standards does still occur, including lack of proper training ground and security equipment and ineffective supervision.


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USA (28.09.2018)

The United States released a new National Cyber Strategy, aiming at “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.” The Strategy also signals the Administration’s key priorities and responsibilities for the private sector. Partnerships with industry to meet the objectives of the report are a theme throughout the Strategy, signalling both increased opportunities for engagement as well as added responsibilities for the private sector.


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South Africa (26.09.2018):

Private security companies were strongly criticized during a security conference held in Durban. Lieutenant-General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, police commissioner of the region of KwaZulu-Natal, proclaimed that “our main problem are the armed security guards.” In addition, Manabela Chauke from the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority, voiced concerns over their use of firearms, especially replica of AK-47s which are “commonly seen.”


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