04.10.2017

Weekly News Update

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South Korea (29.09.17): In preparation of the upcoming 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korean organizing officials are planning to take extra security measures by employing a private security contractor to deploy 500 personnel for security screening at the event. The involvement of private security companies is intended to supplement the efforts of the South Korean Defense Ministry, who will deploy approximately 5,000 armed forces personnel throughout the event. Furthermore, a private cyber security company will be hired as an extra measure to ensure the safety of all online data and to avoid potential hacking attacks.

 

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Liberia (02.10.17):  According to Momo Cyrus, chief executive officer of Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL), public-private security collaborations are on the horizon for upcoming presidential elections in Liberia. The collaboration is said to assist in maintaining peace within the nation by helping to avoid situations of civil unrest during the voting period.

 

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United Kingdom (02.10.17):  New proposals have emerged which would allow private security personnel from the UK’s biggest private security companies such as G4S, to perform tasks previously assigned to civilian enforcement officers such as implementing warrants of arrest, commitment and detention issued by a magistrate covering fines and community penalty breaches. Up to 200 civil service jobs could be transferred to the private sector if the proposals are accepted.

 

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