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

  • 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 and compose then remit compliant instruction.

By e-mail, send to case at qwarie.com an instruction that shall include:-

  • a case reference number
  • the case name
  • the name of at least one subject
  • details of any specific event or items
  • other details relating to the subject(s)
  • priority; standard or urgent

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.

GDPR & the Research Process

A GDPR agreement shall be sent to you with our notice of acceptance.

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

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. Deletion Policy

Keep it safe, and where you might choose to re-open a case, return the Case Bundle to Qwarie, with your further instruction.


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.

Qwarie GDPR Agreement


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