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Lawyer at US Firm sues Intelligence firm for spying damages

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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 06:34 AM
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Lawyer in ENRC fraud case seeks £100,000 spying damages


Dechert partner sues corporate investigation firm for trespass and harassment

Corporate investigators placed camouflaged cameras on the property of a top partner at a US law firm and tried to gain access to a private Caribbean island where he was holidaying, according to a lawsuit filed in London.

In the latest claim to shed light on the murky world of corporate investigations, Neil Gerrard, co-head of white collar and securities litigation at Dechert, is suing Diligence International in a London court for alleged misuse of private information, trespass, harassment and data protection breaches. He and his wife are seeking as much as £100,000 in damages from the firm, which was founded by former intelligence officers.

At least two Diligence operatives have been questioned by British police in relation to Mr Gerrard’s allegations, according to the court documents. Diligence has worked on high-profile briefs such as tracing the assets of Mukhtar Ablyazov, the former Kazakh bank executive.



Just goes to show that it's not always "the government" spying.
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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 07:10 AM
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Just goes to show that it's not always "the government" spying.


Well, "the government" is always spying, it's just whether or not you're worth looking at.

But yes, there is plenty of corporate espionage, cases in every of the 50 states dealing with Chinese nationals trying to steal proprietary secrets.

And then there is what you're talking about, private investigations, often by a private intel company from your same country, or an allied.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 11:24 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
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Just goes to show that it's not always "the government" spying.


Well, "the government" is always spying, it's just whether or not you're worth looking at.

But yes, there is plenty of corporate espionage, cases in every of the 50 states dealing with Chinese nationals trying to steal proprietary secrets.

And then there is what you're talking about, private investigations, often by a private intel company from your same country, or an allied.


There are checks and balances and procedures and protocols. Warrants are needed for example, depending on what state or nation you are living in.

I would argue that agents mandated by corporations to "spy" on targets can readily break the law and whatnot, more readily so than, say for instance, a "government spy agency".



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 11:27 AM
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Judging by your username I assume you live in Canada. I live in the US.

The five eyes doesn't care about checks and balances or laws.




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