International private investigators operate to break fraud and theft operations and other civil crime menaces by conducting surveillance, interviewing, tracing debtors and serving legal documents.
Every investigator knows that the quality and reliability of gathered intelligence is essential to a successful outcome.
But the best information and intelligence is under the lock and key of the UK’s Privacy Laws, so how can you remain legally compliant and ethical?
Simple, you use information gathering tools that are compliant and accessible to everyone with a connection to the internet.
Real detective work is done on-line using databases and non-intrusive social media intelligence (SOCMINT), identifying, researching and cross referencing the mountains of profiles, identities, relationships and the “Flotsam and jetsam”, floating around in cyberspace.
Corroboration of Open-source intelligence (OSINT) with SOCMINT and commercial databases is the key to most investigations conducted to locate people or locate property.
Investigators in the private sector who come up against closed profiles, access information using a, “Sterile profile”, to comply with UK evidence gathering protocols.