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NEWS - “without comment” Reposted by kind consent of UKPIN Dear Group, Please note that an English Court has allowed the service of documents way of a non-fungible token (NFT). As I understand matters the Defendant has an online crypto wallet and the Documents (the...

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UK: New: Register of Overseas Entities

NEWS - “without comment” Posted by Ian (D.Withers) www.WAPI.org UK brings in ownership register for property held by foreign companies LONDON, Aug 1, 2022 - (Reuters) Britain will now require foreign companies holding UK property to identify their true owners in an...

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Companies House closes Counter Services

NEWS - “without comment” Posted by: Ian (D. Withers) www.WAPI.org Companies House London office and counter services will not be re-opening, The Companies House London office and counter services in Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff will not be re-opening., From:,...

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Romance fraud trio – Based in Ireland!

NEWS – “without comment”  Posted by: Ian (D. Withers) www.WAPI.org Romance fraud trio stalked victim online to ensure she was wealthy Ken Foy – Independent.ie. July 29 2022 Detectives have established that three criminals who were involved in a romance fraud in which...

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DPA – Divergence or Re-brand?

NEWS - “without comment” Divergence or Re-brand? The UK government reveals more informationabout its proposals ... Lexology The consultation lasted for 10 weeks and received almost 3,000 responses, including from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). On June...

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UK: New Data Laws coming!

NEWS - “without comment” UK Government Unveils New Data Protection Laws Promising £1Billion in Business Savings, by Tyler SmithJune 19, 2022, LinkedInTwitterFacebookWhatsAppTelegramCopy LinkShare, The UK Government has disclosed details of its intention to introduce...

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UK: ICO To keep Millions in Fines !

NEWS – “without comment” Privacy Watchdog Boosts Legal Funds by Keeping Millions in Fines June 2022 - Phil Muncaster UK / EMEA News Reporter, Infosecurity Magazine The UK’s data protection watchdog has signed an agreement with the government which will see it retain...

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HISTORY: PI STORIES – 1923

NEWS – “without comment” PI HISTORY:  “SleuthSayers” Professional Crime-Writers and Crime-Fighters 12 June 2022 - From the Memoirs of a Private Detective by mystery guest. This piece appeared in ‘Smart Set Magazine’ in 1923. Robert Lopresti FROM THE MEMOIRS OF A...

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ICO ‘infantilising the British people’

NEWS – “without comment” Data protection watchdog tells staff that French and Latin phrases should be phased out over fears they confuse the general public    By Chris Hastings for The Mail on Sunday Published: 12 June 2022 French phrases that were once de rigueur and...

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US/UK SEARCH FOR MISSING RUGBY PLAYER

NEWS – “without comment” US/UK SEARCH FOR MISSING RUGBY PLAYER Private investigators plea in search for missing ex-Wigan Warriors, St Helens and Bradford Bulls prop The family of former Wigan Warriors, St Helens and Bradford Bulls prop Bryn Hargreaves has launched a...

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IRELAND: Sleuths protest at stalking ban

NEWS – “without comment” Sleuths protest at stalking ban Sunday May 22 2022, Colin Coyle - The Sunday Times From Philip Marlowe to Sam Spade, private investigators are best-known for discreet surveillance and lengthy stakeouts. But they now fear that proposed...

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A ‘BIAS’ IN FORENSIC SCIENCE ?

NEWS – “without comment” The Bias hunter Itiel Dror is determined to reveal the role of bias in forensics, even if it sparks outrage 12 May 2022 – By: Douglas Starr ….biases that can put innocent people in jail. In February 2021, cognitive psychologist Itiel Dror set...

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The Mysterious Murder of Ann Heron

NEWS – “without comment” Congratulations to ABI Member Jen Jarvie who featured in last nights’ 10pm tonight Channel 5 (also on catch up) investigative docudrama  “The Mysterious Murder of Ann Heron” The programme profiles the investigation carried out by ABI member...

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GDPR News Privacy UK

NEWS – “without comment”  GDPR News Privacy UK  ICO opens consultation on research and GDPR 16 February 2022 Liam Kay UK – The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation setting out how the research industry interacts with the General Data...

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Personal Planning Systems and GDPR

NEWS – “without comment” Personal Planning Systems and GDPR - Are You Getting It Right? Probably Not. Published on February 11, 2022 David Palmer CIPI FCILEx Looking to Teach Time Management to Law Enforcement Professionals. Author 'Police Time Management', 'The Three...

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Hollywood Con Queen identified in U.K.

NEWS - “without comment” Hollywood Con Queen lured hundreds of people into a bizarre scam, but the biggest twist was yet to come By Indonesia correspondent Anne Barker, The scammer's victims all received invitations out of the blue from a powerful or high-profile...

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SCOTLAND – ADOPTIONS OF THE 1960’S ERE

NEWS – “without comment” US mother launches desperate plea for help to find Glasgow born son adopted in Scotland in 1960s By Alison Campsie Sunday, 16th January 2022 A 79-year-old mother from the United States has launched a desperate search for the son she gave up...

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Difficult path ahead for new ICO head

NEWS – “without comment” Data Privacy Difficult path ahead for new ICO head John Edwards COMPLIANCE WEEK ARTICLE By Neil Hodge Jan 12, 2022 Full Story: https://www.complianceweek.com/data-privacy/difficult-path-ahead-for-new-ico-head-john-edwards/31242.article The...

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UK has a new Information Commissioner

NEWS – “without comment” The UK has a new Information Commissioner By Sead Fadilpašić published Jan 5, 2022 Former New Zealand Privacy Commissioner will lead the ICO for the next five years The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has appointed a new leader, the...

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Fake PI Arrested in Texas

NEWS “without comment” Fugitive Fake Private Investigator Arrested in San Angelo SAN ANGELO, TX – A professional conman was arrested in San Angelo on Sunday night. According to booking reports, on Jan. 2, John Russell, 60, of San Angelo, was arrested by the San Angelo...

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ICO Consultation

NEWS - “without comment” The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on how it monitors and enforces relevant laws. This follows the publication of the Government’s proposals for new data regulation regime which includes a section on the...

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PI Daniel Morgan’s family plan to sue Met

NEWS - “without comment” Private detective Daniel Morgan's family reveal plan to sue Met Police over unsolved axe murder - as they blast Priti Patel for extending Cressida Dick's contract despite panel finding she obstructed bombshell inquiry. By James Robinson for...

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USA -Thanksgiving Day 2021

NEWS - “without comment” The Governing Council of WAPI extend our wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to our American Members and all those celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday ‘Thanksgiving’ is a national holiday<https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday> celebrated...

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SIA appoint new Chief Executive

NEWS -“without comment” Michelle Russell appointed as Chief Executive at the Security Industry Authority Heather Baily QPM, chair of the Security Industry Authority (SIA,) today announced the appointment of Michelle Russell as the Regulator’s chief executive. Security...

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USA: Concern over Keyword Warrants

NEWS - “without comment” Apparently, the US government is ordering Google to turn over the IP addresses of people that search certain keywords. This is called a “Keyword warrant.”, The article is from Forbes., Abstract: The U.S. government is secretly ordering Google...

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Spy cameras found in Ikea toilets !!!

NEWS – “without comment” IKEA - Hidden infra-red spy cameras found in Ikea toilets – and they’ve been there for 6 YEARS Rob Pattinson/Stephen Moyes – The Sun 30 Sep 2021 IKEA has removed cameras staff found ‘hidden’ in toilets. The CCTV was found behind ceiling panels...

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GDPR – FURTHER CHANGES AFOOT!

NEWS – “without comment” MRS raises concerns over UK data protection reforms Liam Kay 20 September 2021 UK – The Market Research Society (MRS) has called the UK government’s review of data protection laws “concerning” over proposals to remove the right to have a human...

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IRELAND – A SERIAL KILLER ???

NEWS – “without comment” The Sun - Investigation UNSOLVED MYSTERY - 8 missing. 3 killed. But who is behind Ireland’s ‘vanishing triangle’ women? Nick Harding 29 Aug 2021 TWENTY-FIVE years ago, on a cold winter’s day in November 1995, 21-year-old Josephine “Jo Jo”...

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Big profits in the global spying game

NEWS – “without comment” Big profits in the global spying game "The central thesis of Meier’s book is that the privatisation of spying has created a secret $2.5 billion industry which has had far-reaching effects upon all of our lives" Sat, 21 Aug, 2021 Donal O’Keeffe...

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BVI: Data protection regime introduced !

NEWS – “without comment” Data protection regime introduced in the BVI Mourant – BVI - July 15 2021 A new data protection regime has been established in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) providing a comprehensive framework for the protection of personal data which aims...

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Financial investigation powers handed to ICO

NEWS – “without comment” Financial investigation powers handed to raft of UK authorities 22 June 2021 - Mark Battersby The UK government is handing authorities, including data protection authority the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), new powers that will give...

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QATARI AUTHORITIES HIRE BRITISH PI

NEWS – “without comment” MailOnline US Sunday, Jun 20th 2021 Qatari authorities 'paid private detectives to spy on author after he attacked country's World Cup 2022 plans' Ghanem Nuseibeh published a 'risk report' about Qatar hosting the World Cup He alleged insiders...

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Introduction from the Chairman

Users of Professional Investigative Services including members of the public, legal profession, business and corporate clients, are able to select a credible Professional Investigator who is recognized as a “professional” and as such is a member of an established and approved professional association such as The World Association of Professional Investigators (WAPI).

Further Reading;

Update from Chairman December 2020

Tony Smith, Chairman

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