Not sure about issues of privacy when it comes to what a private investigator can and can’t do in South Africa? Can a private investigator take pictures of you in your home?
These are all very legitimate questions in an era when the right to privacy has become very blurred, due to the increase in crime and the increased use of public CCTV surveillance, which makes one wonder just who is watching, why they’re watching and whether it’s legal at all.
Some people live very public lives once they step out of their home, and if they’re up to no good, well, then these questions become burning issues, especially for those involved in organised crime involving drugs, human trafficking, firearms and other criminal activities.
Even if you haven’t done anything illegal, you may be a very private person who believes that the right to privacy in your own home is a fundamental right in our society, and wouldn’t want anyone to overstep that boundary for any reason, without invitation.
Can a private investigator take pictures of you in your home?
It is illegal for anyone to try and take pictures of you in your home, especially with your doors and curtains closed, and this is a legality the team of seasoned private investigators at King Investigators respect fully.
A bona fide, registered private investigator like Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators, doesn’t colour outside the law, he knows that any evidence gathered in contravention of the laws and rules that govern the industry, will be thrown out of any legal proceeding as useless.
Once you step out of your home, whether you’re out to walk the dog or to relax in your backyard, all bets are off. It is then legal for a private investigator to take pictures of you.
All public places such as shopping malls, pubs, restaurants, clubs and more, make it legal for a private investigator to take pictures or videos of you. He can even eavesdrop on a conversation you are having in a public place, however, private investigators aren’t allowed to tap your phones.
When do private investigators take pictures of anyone?
If it’s in the process of carrying out surveillance for a case brought to King Investigators, pictures and videos can be taken of the subject under surveillance as long as it is out in the open, however, there is a reasonable expectation of privacy that has to be observed by all investigators when it comes to the privacy of your home.
Trespassing on private property is illegal, no matter who is doing it, and any seasoned private investigator will refrain from tainting evidence of wrongdoing by using tactics like this.
This is why it’s important to make sure you only hire an investigations firm such as King Investigators, who are registered with the PSiRA, the governing body that’s in place to regulate the actions of those in the private investigations industry.
You’ll find that the PSiRA registration number for King Investigators is listed in plain sight on their website, which gives clients the confidence to trust these investigators to obtain evidence based on fact, on their own observations and on the truth.
If you’re looking for a private investigator in Gauteng, South Africa, who places a high value on honesty and integrity, as well as the ability to provide you with guaranteed results in any investigation, civil or criminal, then contact Jacques at King Investigators today for more information.
Trust King Investigators to get to the truth in any matter the right way, while protecting your interests and confidentiality!