Hello, Firstly thank you for purchasing this course, I am sure it will be of great interest for you and may even help you in the long run whether you’re a professional investigator, a worried parent or someone looking to gain some truth on a certain aspect of your life.
By continuing with this course you are agreeing that all course content will be used for your own personal use and for educational purposes. Spearhead Compliance Training cannot be held responsible for any illegal actions conducted by the learner.
All private investigators or any individual who wishes to gather personal data MUST BE registered with the Information Commissioners Office and have a DPA number. It is a criminal offense to process data and not have a DPA number.
Electronic Surveillance is observing or listening to persons, places, or activities—usually in a secretive or unobtrusive manner—with the aid of electronic devices such as cameras, microphones, tape recorders, or wire taps, hardware and software. The objective of electronic surveillance when used in law enforcement is to gather evidence of a crime or to accumulate intelligence about suspected criminal activity. Corporations use electronic surveillance to maintain the security of their buildings and grounds or to gather information about competitors.Three types of electronic surveillance are most prevalent: wire tapping, bugging, and videotaping. Wire tapping intercepts telephone calls and telegraph messages by physically penetrating the wire circuitry, this can also be achieved via software for mobile phones. Someone must actually “tap” into telephone or telegraph wires to accomplish this type of surveillance or gain access to the target device if a mobile phone. Bugging is accomplished without the aid of telephone wires, usually by placing a small microphone or other listening device in one location to transmit conversations to a nearby receiver and recorder. Video surveillance is performed by conspicuous or hidden cameras that transmit and record visual images that may be watched simultaneously or reviewed later on tape.
Electronic eavesdropping serves several purposes: (1) enhancement of security for persons and property; (2) detection and prevention of criminal, wrongful, or impermissible activity; and (3) interception, protection, or appropriation of valuable, useful, scandalous, embarrassing, and discrediting information. The law attempts to strike a balance between the need for electronic surveillance and the privacy interests of those affected, This is covered under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)