Twitter Policy

Interested parties can follow the SIA on Twitter by searching for SIAuk- this link opens in a new window

Our Content

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) Twitter account is managed by the SIA Communication team. If you follow us, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

  • News releases
  • Alerts about new content on our website
  • Invitations to provide feedback on specific issues on which we are consulting
  • Updates on our enforcement actions
  • Customer service messages
  • Occasional coverage of events
  • Items of interest to SIA licence holders and our stakeholders

We do not tweet every day. On days that we do, we will not send you more than 3 tweets in one day.

Your Posts

Any information you give to us in comments or messages belongs to you. We do not own or hold any of the data that you post and so we are unable to delete this information.

To comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulations and Data Protection Act 2018 we will remove personal information so that it is not visible to the public.


If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. This is so that we don't waste resources dealing with spam or tweets that aren't relevant to our regulation of the UK's private security industry. Please note: being followed by the SIA does not imply endorsement of any kind. We cannot be held responsible for the opinions or tweets of those who follow us on Twitter.


We may occasionally be asked to re-tweet content from other Twitter users. We will consider such requests on a case-by-case basis but will generally honour those from other government departments or official agencies only. In the interests of commercial propriety and competitiveness we will not honour requests from profit-making organisations, as we would not be able to do so fairly.


We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours, Monday to Friday. Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.

Replies and Direct Messages

We welcome feedback and ideas from our followers. However, we are not able to reply individually to the messages we receive via Twitter.

The usual ways of contacting us for official correspondence are detailed in the contact us section of our website.