OSINT Investigation Instruction Guidelines


Qwarie accepts instructions from corporate entities, government agencies and registered Private Investigators.
An instructing client should be registered with the ICO or equivalent data protection agency in their jurisdiction.

Qwarie does not accept instructions from private individuals.
Where a private person might require our services, they should engage a lawyer, or private investigator, who shall instruct Qwarie on their behalf.

To instruct Qwarie, in compliance with the GDPR, state the lawful basis and the purpose of the investigation process.
In many cases, the legal basis is 'Legitimate Interest'. Where this might differ, please state the alternative.

By e-mail, send to case at qwarie.com an instruction that includes as much of the following information as possible:-

  • a case reference number
  • the case name
  • the name (or a nickname/account name) of at least one subject
  • date of birth of the subject
  • an e-mail address assigned to the subject
  • a mobile phone number assigned to the subject
  • details of any specific event
  • details of any specific items
  • a known location (current or previous address)
  • other details relating to the subject(s)
  • priority; standard or urgent

The more info you are able to provide, the quicker the research process, so the cost to you is lower.

Qwarie shall respond with a notice of acceptance and the anticipated delivery date.

Standard delivery is usually 15-20 working days.

Where an instruction is marked as 'Urgent', delivery is 3-5 working days, but the instruction will incur a premium fee, 50% above the standard rate.


If you only want Qwarie to identify social media and messaging applications accounts that are assigned to a subject, use our Account Identification Service.


Case Specific Instructions

Personal Injury: provide the date and location of the incident and the reported injury and effects on their lifestyle.
Staged Accident: date and location of the accident
Employee Absence: date absence began and reported reason for the absence.

Brand Protection/Corporate Client Care
Private Client Care
Please provide sufficient detail to commence and direct the enquiry.

The minimum information required for each subject is:-

- Name (or nickname/account name) of the Subject
- Date of Birth
- Known Location (current or previous address)

Further Subject information that shall allow for an expedited investigation might include, phone numbers, email addresses, occupation/employer details, known close family and associates.