Ottawa Lawyers: New Laws for Private Investigators

Ottawa-  Anyone who has undergone a personal injury law case knows that surveillance by a private investigator is part of the routine.  Almost every injured victim is subjected to at least cyber surveillance if not actual surveillance.

Now, starting April 15, 2010, people applying to become a security guard or private investigator will have to pass a test and take a training program before getting their license.  Beginning in the summer, existing investigators will have to pass a test to have their licenses renewed.

As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer, I welcome this important development.

Remember, if you know you are under surveillance as a result of a personal injury claim, do not approach the investigator.  You are free to draw your blinds or curtains and to take lawful steps to avoid being seen by the investigator.  However, you should not harass them or speak to the investigator.

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