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Code of conduct for Private Investigators from 1 April 2011

4 April 2011

NZPA | Thursday March 31, 2011
Code of conduct for PIs from tomorrow

From tomorrow private investigators will be covered by a code of conduct. ”

YAY!

First Private Investigators – then MPs and Judges?

Penny Bright
https://waterpressure.wordpress.com

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www.nbr.co.nz/article/code-conduct-pis-tomorrow-nn-89655

NZPA | Thursday March 31, 2011 | 1 comment

Code of conduct for PIs from tomorrow

From tomorrow private investigators will be covered by a code of conduct. Associate Justice Minister Nathan Guy said the code would regulate licensed private investigators.

From tomorrow private investigators will be covered by a code of conduct.

Associate Justice Minister Nathan Guy said the code would regulate licensed private investigators.

“Private investigators’ work has changed significantly over the years. Instead of mainly domestic issues, most work now focuses on alleged employee theft or insurance fraud,” he said.

The code removes an “outdated” ban on photographing or recording without consent, but places tighter restrictions on surveillance in certain locations.

For example, a private investigator would not be able to take photographs or make other recordings of a person in a private home without the consent of the lawful occupants.

It also restricted private investigators installing surveillance equipment on private property, vehicles or other personal items.

Breaches of the code could be taken to the Licensing Authority, which could impose sanctions ranging from a reprimand to suspension or cancellation of a licence or certificate.

A Department of Internal Affairs investigation team would look into complaints.

The code does not impact on existing laws such as those for trespass.

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April 4, 2011 - Posted by | Fighting corruption in NZ

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