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Surveillance leads to foundation of privacy centre

Law Society president Robert Heslett has announced his support for a unique initiative which involves developing a co-ordination centre for pro bono privacy advice, advocacy and legal action to uphold the rule of law and the rights of the individual against injustices caused by the use of oppressive surveillance technologies in the UK and abroad.

The initiative is being developed to strengthen privacy rights law in the UK and abroad and influence public policy debates. It was put forward by Privacy International (PI) in response to the Law Society president’s Surveillance and the rule of law initiative.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2018 09:15

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Institute offers advice on choosing an investigator

The Institute of Professional Investigators is the only ‘institute’ regulating those involved in the investigative industry, and as such offers advice to those wishing to engage the services of a private investigator.

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So you want to be a private investigator?

The Institute of Professional Investigators has produced an advice booklet for people considering setting up as private investigators.

The booklet, Becoming a Private Investigator, begins with the premise that the reader has no background in the profession. It recommends that, in that case, the start point is to “seek training”.

 

Last Updated on Monday, 24 May 2010 12:57

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US parents use investigators’ methods to keep tabs on their kids

A story from the US on 29 April describes how parents are themselves turning ‘private investigator’ to keep track of their children, using the same devices and techniques that the professionals use.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 June 2018 18:59

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SIA plows on with licensing

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) is proceeding with the option of licensing individual private investigation and precognition agents, with competency criteria, which will include specified training, according to the Association of British Investigators (ABI). It was the option favoured by a sizeable majority of those giving their views during consultation.

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