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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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MALTA: UNLICENCED PI ‘STALKER’ JAILED!

NEWS – “without comment” Times of Malta Unlicensed private investigator jailed for stalking lawyer and his client Man was hired to prove that estranged wife was not really unemployed Thursday, 29 April 2021 A man has been jailed for six months after he was found...

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Covid – & The Missing ?

NEWS - “without comment” WAPI Chairman comments.... The Observer, Mark Townsend, @townsendmark, Sun 11 Apr 2021 Why a year of lockdown has made searching for the missing so hard, Almost all the people who disappear are found. But in the past year, many safety nets for...

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OZ: Cold Case Murder – $1 Million Reward!!

NEWS – “without comment” Cold Case Murder - $1 Million Reward!!  $1m reward for information on cold case murder of Melbourne siblings By Chanel Zagon Mar 30, 2021 A $1 million reward is on offer to help solve a cold case double-murder of a brother and sister killed in...

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WAPI EXPANDS GC

NEWS – “without comment” WAPI co-opts another Governing Council Member: To further strengthen and broaden the Governing Council, the Association are delighted to announce that Paul Champion has been co-opted to the GC. Paul will assume a consultancy role to assist the...

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France: IKEA on trial for spying on staff

NEWS – “without comment” Ikea France goes on trial for spying on staff Clara WRIGHT, Ornella LAMBERTI Sun, 21 March 2021, The French branch of Swedish retailing giant Ikea goes on trial Monday accused of running an elaborate system to spy on staff and job applicants...

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USA: PI skirted laws to spy on Meghan

NEWS “without comment” Private investigator says he skirted laws to get info on Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, sell it to the Sun tabloid By thanks Karla Adam March 19, 2021 LONDON — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, said that an investigation into...

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“News Without Comment” -One of our own

Ian Withers. former WAPI Chairman and the Associations founder,  today has his memoirs published with some interesting excerpts here: https://www.thesun.ie/news/6726999/pi-tracked-bomb-suspect-to-embarrass-irish-government/ SUNDAY LIFE – BELFAST: HE spent the...

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UK – To depart from GDPR ?

NEWS – “without comment” UK to depart from GDPR Law Gazette By Michael Cross 8 March 2021 The government has sent a first signal of its intention for UK data protection laws to part company with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. In a Financial Times article...

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UK: Seeking £200k information Commissioner

NEWS – “without comment” Recruitment launched for new £200k information commissioner by Sam Trendall 02 March 2021 Appointee will replace Elizabeth Denham and will lead the data-protection watchdog through a ‘dynamic period of change’ The government has kicked off the...

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Scotland: MURDER IN A SMALL TOWN?

NEWS – “without comment” Private investigators claim it was 'physically impossible' for boyfriend jailed for murdering girlfriend Jodi Jones when they were both 14 to commit the crime - and say 'unfair' police overlooked another suspect Luke Mitchell was 16 when he...

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WAPI Member – JOHN HUGHES – RIP

NEWS – “without comment”  JOHN HUGHES – RIP  John’s funeral is on Monday February 22, 2021 - There is a live stream – details as follows:   Service Date 22-Feb-21 at 12:00 Service Chapel Chapel - Flintshire Website https://www.obitus.com/ Username Mela1614 Password...

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PI Services Market – Booming Worldwide !

NEWS – “without comment” Private investigator Services Market is Booming Worldwide – Gaining Revolution in Eyes of Global Exposure By: X herald February 17, 2021 Latest Report Available at Advance Market Analytics, “Private investigator Services Market” provides...

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UK: TO DRONE – OR NOT TO DRONE?

NEWS – “without comment”  Drones used by police to monitor political protests in England Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent Mon 15 Feb 2021 Police have used unmanned drones to monitor political protests, including those held by the non-violent Black Lives...

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UK: Death of MI6 spy in 2010 – New Details

NEWS – “without comment” New Details in Naked Body in a Bag Spy’s Death By Sally Underwood – Euro Weekly News 07 February 2021 A RETIRED police chief has revealed new details in the death of MI6 spy Gareth William, who was found naked in a padlocked bag in 2010....

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USA: FBI arrest a PI crypto-fraudster !!

NEWS – “without comment” FBI arrest a PI come crypto-fraudster accusing of bilking investors out of millions By Noah Goldberg New York Daily News Feb 01, 2021 A California private eye played on the Bitcoin craze to create a sleazy cryptocurrency scheme and defraud...

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USA: SAN FRANCISCO PI DIES AFTER ATTACK

NEWS “without comment“ Further to the Posting entitled “Storied S.F. private detective Jack Palladino on life support after attempted robbery in front of his home” Regrettably, Jack has now Passed Away from his injuries. The arrested Suspects could now face murder...

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USA: Well known PI on Life support

NEWS “without comment “ Storied S.F. private detective Jack Palladino on life support after attempted robbery in front of his home, Jan. 30, 2021 9:08 a.m. An attempted street robbery in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood has left storied San Francisco private detective...

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UK: PI Jeff Katz Obituary – RIP

NEWS “without comment” Jeff Katz Obituary Corporate investigator who rejected dubious tactics and agents to shine a light on foul play Jeff Katz was working as a journalist when he was invited to join Kroll Associates, then rose to be head of its European operations...

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KENYA: PI’s Odd Lifestyle!!

NEWS “without comment”  Jane Mugo, private Kenyan investigator! January 25, 2021 By LavenderA | Opera News Kenya Source: https://ke.opera.news/ke/en/society/ef304f1165fa4573ece29db0b0efa678 Jane Mugo is a controversial Kenyan private investigator well known in Kenya...

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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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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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