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 and for the two decades we have been operating, our integrity has never been questioned regarding legalities or procedure. We will follow or observe employees within small, medium and large companies and within local authorities or Government sectors and at no time will any laws be breached.
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 public sector is regulated by the Regulatory Investigatory Powers at Work Act (RIPA) and the Human Rights Act and these 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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