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UK: ICO UPDATES

NEWS “without comment” UK’s new Information Commissioner formally appointed 25 January 2021: Following a request from the Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has agreed to extend her...

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India: Licensing Yes or No?

NEWS “without comment” Reconsider Private Detective Agencies Bill, Centre urged Aditi R / TNN Jan 20, 2021 Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/reconsider-private-detective-agencies-bill-centre-urged/articleshow/80353514.cms Chennai: The...

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BELGIUM – Tough new rules for PI’S

NEWS “without comment” BELGIUM - Tough new rules on the way for private detectives Thursday, 14 January 2021 Belgium’s federal minister for home affairs, Annelies Verlinden (CD&V) is working on a new reform of the law on private detectives, the first since the law...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021

NEWS “with comment” AS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT YEARS THE WORLD HAS EXPERIENCED DRAWS TO A CLOSE AND WE WELCOME THE NEW YEAR 2021 – A FEW THOUGHTS TO PONDER OVER: First to see 2021: The Pacific island of Tonga is first to ring in the New Year and celebrated at 10am...

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USA: NEW YORK PI FIRM SUED

NEWS “without comment” NEW YORK PI FIRM SUED IIGPI Allegedly Aided Rapes, Sexual Assaults, Overbilled Clients News provided by Daniel Szalkiewicz & Associates, P.C. NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ Daniel Szalkiewicz & Associates, P.C. filed a new $50...

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EU: 2021 GDPR CHANGES – FACEBOOK CHANGES

News “without comment”  Facebook UK users will lose EU privacy protections in 2021 By Kieran Doody @kierandoody UK Trending Editor Facebook will switch all United Kingdom account holders into user agreements with the firm's corporate headquarters in California,...

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USA: PI accused of swindle!

NEWS “without comment” US: Private eye swindles millions from Boca Raton woman, prosecutors say By Mario Ariza - South Florida Sun Sentinel Dec 08, 2020 He used his skills as a private investigator to con an elderly Boca Raton brain cancer victim out of almost $2.9...

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UK: GDPR CODE OF PRACTICE FOR PI’S– FREE

NEWS “without comment” WAPI MEMBER AWARDED MAJOR CONTRACT The World Association of Professional Investigators are delighted to announce (boast) that one of our members Euro-Tec has been awarded an important contract for the provision of specialised services to a Legal...

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EU/US: Amazon hired Pinkertons

NEWS “without comment” Tuesday, Nov 24th 2020 Amazon hired Pinkerton private detectives to 'spy on warehouse workers, track unionization efforts and monitor protests', leaked documents show Motherboard described a trove of leaked internal reports from Amazon's...

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UK: Unexplained Wealth Orders

NEWS “without comment” UWO - Unexplained Wealth Orders By Jake Ryan For The Mail On Sunday Published: 21:38, 21 November 2020 Britain's FBI takes down the 'McMafia' millionaires: National Crime Agency targets people-smuggling kingpins and threatens to seize their...

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UK: Miscarriage of Justice Cases?

NEWS “without comment” Ref: Miscarriage of Justice? Following a Investigative Project and Review of a Conspiracy to Murder File / Conviction, by P&D Investigations Limited of an individual / defendant who we believe may be innocent - a matter which we are still...

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ROI: PSA reports high non-compliance

NEWS “without comment” Private security non-compliance rates ‘high’ The Private Security Authority (PSA) says its inspections continue to show a “high rate of non-compliance” with licensing regulations in the sector. The authority, set up under the Private Security...

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INDIA: PI REGULATION STILL IN PLAY!!

NEWS “without comment” New Delhi [India], November 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to interfere with a petition seeking directions to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of External Affairs to regulate private detective agencies and...

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USA: PROCESS SERVICE ADVISORY

NEWS “without comment” Posted by Ted Folkman - Letters Blogatory E: tfolkman@lettersblogatory.com Monday, 12 October 2020 The Scandal of the Day: Washington, DC  -  Sewer Service Josh Kaplan of DCist published a major exposé on fraudulent service of process in...

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EU: Due Diligence, often too late in the game?

NEWS “without comment” ‘The Modern Detective,’  - An Interesting Read/Book Nikola’s downfall shows why the investing world needs more private investigators  As revealed in the new book ‘The Modern Detective,’ private investigative work has become an essential tool for...

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Russia: PI’s are to be given court status

NEWS “without comment” Civic Chamber member proposes admittance of private detectives in criminal proceedings [Russian Civic Chamber] Vladimir Burnov MOSCOW, September 24 (RAPSI) – Private detectives are to be given the status of participants in criminal proceedings...

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UK: Victorian female ‘super sleuths’

NEWS “without comment” Women detectives: meet the Victorian female super sleuths September 4, 2020 Source: https://www.historyextra.com/period/victorian/female-detectives-career-womens-history/ From the mid-19th century onwards, an increasing number of women...

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UK: Barclays Accused Of Spying

NEWS “without comment”   Big British Bank Barclays Accused Of Spying On Employees—This May Be The New Trend Jack Kelly - Senior Contributor August 13, 2020 Have you ever felt that your boss was spying on you? Maybe she peeked over your shoulder to see if you’re really...

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UK: THE ABI PROPOSAL TO THE ICO

NEWS “without comment”   The ABI - Association of British Investigators proposed GDPR Code of Conduct. As you may be aware, the ABI is preparing a Code of Conduct for investigative and litigation support services. The draft document went out for the first phase of the...

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US: TRUSTIFY PI PLATFORM FOUNDER CHARGED

NEWS “without comment”  Follow-up from: News “without comment” dated Friday, 19 April 2019 https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2019/04/17/buckley-tangles-with-pi-startup-over-246000-in-unpaid-legal-fees/?slreturn=20190319055517  DOJ (DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE) charges...

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RUSSIA: THE PI’S LOT & FUTURE STATUS

NEWS – “without comment” True detectives The precarious, not altogether lucrative, and often illegal life of Russia’s private investigators June 29, 2020 - Anna Shnygina for Meduza THE FULL ARTICLE PRESENTS AN INTERESTING READ – AN INSIGHT INTO LIFE AS A PI’S IN...

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U.K. ‘Thought’ Police – unlawful

A High Court judge has ruled that Humberside Police’s investigation into Harry Miller for ‘transphobic’ tweets unlawfully restricted his freedom of expression., Miller, a former police officer, was visited by police at his workplace after a complaint was made that he...

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UK: PI’s in contempt and under orders!

FBME’s investigators: in contempt and under orders February 4, 2020 By: Dominic Carman, journalist, writer and legal commentator. www.dominiccarman.com English judges are known for choosing their words very carefully:  In this context, the recent Commercial Court...

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UK: PI caught fitting tracker!

Monday, Feb 3rd 2020 Man caught ‘tampering’ with Rangers player Alfredo Morelos’s £150,000 Lamborghini was a ‘PI hired by star’s pregnant wife to fix GPS tracker' - but she denies claim saying 'show me the evidence' Striker Alfredo Morelos saw a man 'tampering' with...

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UK: PI’s in contempt!

Source: https://www.law360.com/articles/1234518/print?section=corporate-crime-uk PIs Who Broke Ex-Bank Client Confidence Found In Contempt By Bonnie Eslinger Law360, London (January 15, 2020, 4:42 PM GMT) -- A judge ruled on Wednesday that two private investigators...

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Belgium: PI’s tail Journalists!

Real estate group had investigative journalists shadowed by private detectives Thursday, 12 December 2019 Source: https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/business/83323/real-estate-group-had-investigative-journalists-shadowed-by-private-detectives/ An Antwerp-based...

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Council ‘Trash’ Diving!

Bin spying: why council inspectors are peeking at your recycling By Tom Cowie December 8, 2019 Rifling through someone's bins at dawn might have once been the domain of private detectives hunting for incriminating details. Now, it's more likely to be a council worker...

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USA: PI given probation for blagging banks!

USA: Arizona News Scottsdale private investigator given probation for tricking banks KTAR.com - September 22, 2019 PHOENIX — A long-time Scottsdale private investigator was sentenced to three years’ probation for lying about his identity to banks. Keven Lawrence Cody...

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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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