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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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USA: Bloodstain Analysis Critique

NEWS - “without comment” Well known Legal Investigator Ellis Armistead of Denver, kindly shared this interesting, critique on blood spatter analysis: https://reason.com/2021/06/11/study-on-bloodstain-pattern-analysis-finds-conclusions-were-often-erroneous/, Very...

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USA: Bitcoin Ransomes – Not Untraceable!

NEWS – “without comment” Pipeline Investigation Upends Idea That Bitcoin Is Untraceable The F.B.I.’s recovery of Bitcoins paid in the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack showed cryptocurrencies are not as hard to track as it might seem. The New York Times By Nicole...

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U.K.: The SIA welcomes their new Chair

NEWS - “without comment” The SIA welcomes Heather Baily QPM as new Chair Today, 07 June 2021, Heather Baily QPM, starts her new role as our Chair.  Appointed by the Home Office, her term as Chair will run for three years. As Chair of the Authority Heather Baily will...

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USA: When Investigation Crosses the Line

NEWS “without comment” U.S. Attorneys - Northern District of New York June 02, 2021 When Investigation Crosses the Line - Three Plead Guilty to a Slew of Charges in USA IDENTITY FRAUD! When it comes to accessing personal information (In the USA) private investigators...

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SPAIN: Squatters sentenced in Mallorca

NEWS – “without comment” Squatter gang sentenced to eleven years They were paid 8,000 euros to leave PI’s hired in order to try and find a quick way out of the situation MAY 30, 2021 - Palma By Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter In what is a pioneering case against...

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UK: PI Firm Sued by Client

NEWS - "without comment" Private Investigation Firm Sued by Client for Breach of Contract and Negligence 26 May 2021 - Addleshaw Goddard LLP This case is one of a growing number of examples where the clients or subjects of private investigators have made claims...

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PI Daniel Morgan Murder – Report Delayed!

NEWS - “without comment” Anger as Patel delays publication of report into private detective’s murder. The Independent panel set up to investigate killing of Daniel Morgan ‘furious’ at home secretary’s move, Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent Tue 18 May 2021...

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OZ: Killer dad used PI to terrorise Family

NEWS – “without comment” How killer dad used private investigators to terrorise his family 16 May, 2021 Edwards sent detailed instructions to a private investigator on where to find and surveil his estranged wife to "see if she meets up with a boyfriend" a year and a...

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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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