Public consultation and duty to protect – Government, public sector
UK: Public consultation and duty to protect
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Last week marked 20 years of horrific terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City. 2017 saw the atrocious attacks on Manchester Arena, then Fishmongers’ Hall in London, and unfortunately there have been more. Global events can create even more security uncertainty and the risk of potential terrorist attacks.
In February this year, James Brokenshire, the Minister for Security, reiterated the government’s commitment to improving public safety and to implementing the findings and lessons learned from the investigations that followed. The Interior Ministry has launched a public consultation on the use of a “duty to protect”. In short, it will force businesses, government agencies and security companies to consider the risks of a terrorist attack and ensure that proportionate and reasonable measures are taken to protect the public.
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