What can a Private Investigator find out?
In Singapore, Private investigators (“PI”s) draw business from all manners of activities, ranging from spousal infidelity to maid indiscretion. Singapore Private Investigators provide investigative services to legal firms, insurance companies, corporate companies, and private individuals to gather evidence and information. Litigation support is also a type of investigation service Singapore Private Detective offer to lawyers. Private individuals hire Private Detectives for many reasons such as locate missing people, conduct background checks, gathering evidence for adultery, conduct general surveillance, and many others.
Most Singapore Private Investigators' scope of work is in conducting surveillance, field investigation, and conducting online searches. Pretext phone calls are often used by Private Detectives to confirm the information and gather data on the subject. In Singapore Private Investigation Agencies Is licensed by the Police Licensing & Regulatory Department located at Police Cantonment Complex, 393 New Bridge Road. Singapore 088763
Today, Private Investigation is a booming industry that includes digital security, digital forensics, and Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) investigations. Here is a list of services a PI agency would provide:
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Types of Work Private Investigators Perform
Private investigators execute a wide variety of work, including (but not limited to):
Subject Static Surveillance (stakeout);
Subject Movement Surveillance (by foot or car/bike/public transport);
Matrimonial surveillance (to investigate possible adultery);
Finding missing persons or property;
Financial Investigations (debts);
Trademark or copyright infringement corporate matters; as well as
General investigation to obtain evidence to be used in civil or criminal matters.
Type of Work that Requires Special Approval
By law, assignments investigating political figures (Ministers of State), foreign diplomats, consuls, or their families, as well as the conduct of surveillance on certain protected (or militarily sensitive) places, foreign consulates, government buildings, departure and entry checkpoints, or certain private schools, require the special approval of the Singapore Police.
Type of Illegal Work Private Investigators Cannot Perform
Private investigators are legally required to undergo training and hold licenses issued by the Singapore Police. As a result, a PI will be able to advise the client as to the legality of the methods used in the investigation.
The legality of hidden spy cameras depends on their usage. As of 2019, there are no specific privacy laws in Singapore. A spycam is generally used by PIs to film an investigation target or location, but to stay within the boundaries of the law, such cameras are usually only trained at public places or places owned by the client (e.g. the main door of a client’s house, or the living room, for instance, to track a spouse or maid’s activities).
However, if the use of the spycam involves housebreaking, insulting a woman’s modesty, or the recording and storing of obscene material, said usage may constitute criminal offenses. In a divorce matter, the PI or the client runs the risk of being prosecuted or countersued if illegal methods of recording and spying are used. (For more information on how to gather evidence to support a divorce application, see the section below).
Additionally, other activities, such as hacking into the private digital accounts of individuals (e.g. Facebook accounts) may run afoul of Singapore’s laws, such as the Computer Misuse Act.
Be sure to check with your licensed PI Agency if your objectives can be achieved with compliance with the Singapore Law before deciding if you should engage their services. In the event that you can't, whatever evidence gathered during the investigations cannot be used or presented in the court of law.
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