Chapter 3

Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Counter International Terrorism

Andrew Staniforth,  and Babak Akhgar


For over a century the security apparatus of the United Kingdom (UK) has prevented terrorist atrocities and has pursued those who sought to destroy its free and democratic way of life. Despite developing one of the world's most sophisticated counterterrorism architectures, successful terrorist attacks have occurred with alarming regularity. The new era of global terrorism has brought fresh challenges to which the pace of change to counterterrorism practice has been unprecedented in the UK's long history of protecting the nation's security. This chapter explores the effectiveness of contemporary counterterrorism responses, identifying ...

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