OSINT INVESTIGATIONS & RESEARCH

Qwarie performs OSINT research in full compliance with GDPR, DPA and other pertinent legislation, to gather evidence under the direct instruction of our clients.

Qwarie accepts instructions from corporate entities, government agencies and registered Private Investigators, with a data protection registration.

Instructions are processed without bias or prejudice, so that we follow the evidence, regardless of the outcome.

OSINT Research

Qwarie Researchers gather evidence from hundreds of data sources that are all in the public domain.

Typical OSINT Research might include, but is not limited to:

  • Insurance Fraud: Personal Injury, Staged Accidents & Property Theft
  • Corporate KYC/CDD
  • Financial crime: Money Laundering & Tax Evasion
  • Brand Protection & Counterfeit Fraud
 

Instructing Qwarie

Before instructing Qwarie, determine and document the Legal Basis for the instruction.

Then read the Qwarie guidelines, compose and remit a compliant instruction.

By e-mail, send your instruction to case at qwarie.com

It is important that you provide the minimum required information as set-out in the instruction guidelines.

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

Upon receipt of your instruction, Qwarie shall respond with a notice of acceptance that shall include our anticipated delivery date.

Immediately, Qwarie shall commence with the processing of your instruction.

Where our proposed delivery date is not acceptable to you, and you wish to cancel, notify us by immediate return e-mail.

Standard delivery is usually 15-20 working days.

Where your instruction is marked as 'Urgent', delivery is 1-10 working days, depending on the nature of the instruction.

An urgent instruction might incur a premium fee, where the value depends on our work load and your deadline.

All instructions marked 'Urgent' require agreement of the term and price, before processing commences.

 

The Qwarie Guarantee

All research performed by Qwarie is covered by our no win no fee guarantee

 

GDPR & the Research Process

Before you instruct Qwarie, read the Qwarie GDPR Agreement

A notice of acceptance of your instruction is sent to you before we start to process your instruction.

All research is processed in strict compliance with GDPR.

The subject of the instruction shall not be aware of the research.

Each investigation is a separate contract.

A record of each instruction is retained in the Qwarie Research Register

When the contract is performed, the Case Bundle is deleted from the Qwarie data store.

 

Legal Basis

Before you instruct Qwarie to process an instruction, you are required to determine and document the legal basis for the instruction.

Under the GDPR, you have the right to investigate a person where the purpose is explicit and legitimate.

More about Legal basis and Instructing Qwarie

Account Identification Service

For researchers that possess satisfactory investigation skills, but require assistance to get started.

The Account Identification Service has a lower instruction requirement.

 

The Case Bundle

Qwarie shall deliver to you a complete Case Bundle.

The Case Bundle contains:

  • The Report in PDF
  • An Attachments folder with all the evidence files
  • An Audit Log
  • A hashes file to verify the evidence

When the contract is performed, the Case Bundle in your possession is the only case bundle in existence.

Upon receipt of a link to a Case Bundle, download it immediately and keep it safe. Where you might choose to re-open a case, return the Case Bundle to Qwarie, with your further instruction.

Encryption

Qwarie prefers to communicate with encrypted e-mail.

This is our Public Key.

When a case bundle is ready for delivery, you shall be invited to download the case bundle from our secure sever.

The download is password protected.

The password can be sent to you by secure e-mail or SMS.

We prefer to not send a case bundle as an e-mail attachment. Where this is an obligation, the case bundle can be encrypted or password protected.

 

Deletion Policy

So that we might comply with the GDPR, Qwarie stores completed cases for the minimum reasonable term. Please read our Deletion Policy

 

Contact

Use the secure form on the contact page, to enquire about OSINT Research, OSINT and Social Media Research Training Courses and Public Speaking.