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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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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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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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