Within the workplace there is often the need to utilise the resources of covert investigations, but clients are often unaware of the legal position of doing so. Expert Investigations utilises a whole range of pro-active and reactive covert resources. For over twenty years, clients have never questioned our integrity regarding legalities or procedure. Expert Investigations follow or observe employees within small, medium and large companies and within local authorities or Government sectors and at no time will we breach any laws.

We will take possession of company computers and mobile phones and retrieve deleted data. We will conduct background and financial checks on individuals and companies and we will place covert tracking devices on vehicles or in assets all in accordance with the law.

The legal position varies slightly from private to public sector. The Regulatory Investigatory Powers at Work Act (RIPA) and the Human Rights Act regulate the public sector. Together, they dictate that an authorised officer within the organisation gives consent for covert investigations. This is not a barrier to the investigation; RIPA just ensures that the covert methods are proportional. The private sector is not governed by such legislation, but if an investigation is deemed reasonable for what it is trying to achieve then such covert methods can legally be employed.

Of course, this makes choosing the right investigator of paramount importance.

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