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ISN & The European Convention on Human Rights

It is significant to note that clients have as much entitlement to the protection of their own rights and freedoms as anyone else. 

Therefore in appropriate circumstances it is perfectly lawful to instigate private investigations and covert surveillance methods as a means of protecting those freedoms and rights.

As far as the private sector is concerned ISN is not classed as a 'Public Authority' and consequently under current legislation, and provided the activity is lawful, no formal permission to engage in private investigation and covert surveillance activity is required, or is in fact yet available, unless operating in certain countries abroad.

Nevertheless, ISN do conduct their operations within the spirit of The European Convention on Human Rights and to that end must be satisfied beforehand that any of their physical or technical resources are properly deployed in accordance with the Convention.

Police and government-related establishments (including local authorities) are classed as a 'Public Authority' and therefore must obtain an appropriate level of authority before ISN's resources can lawfully be deployed on their behalf.

Article 6 of The European Convention on Human Rights

In the determination of his civil rights and obligations, or of any criminal charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law. Judgement shall be pronounced publicly by the press, and public may be excluded from all or part of the trial in the interest of morals, public order or national security in a democratic society, where the interests of juveniles or the protection of the private life of the parties so require, or the extent strictly necessary in the opinion of the court in special circumstances where publicity would prejudice the interests of justice. Everyone charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law. Everyone charged with a criminal offence has the following minimum rights; to be informed promptly, in a language which he understands and in detail, of the nature and cause of the accusation against him; to have adequate time and the facilities for the preparation of his defence; to defend himself in person or through legal assistance of his own choosing or, if he has not sufficient means to pay for legal assistance, to be given it free when the interests of justice so require; to examine or have examined witnesses against him and to obtain the attendance and examination of witnesses on his behalf under the same conditions as witnesses against him; to have the free assistance of an interpreter if he cannot understand or speak the language used in court.

Article 8 of The European Convention on Human Rights

Everyone, including prospective clients, has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence, and there shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right, except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.

Data Protection

ISN is registered under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


ISN has adequate professional indemnity and employer liability insurance to cover a wide range of investigative and security related activities.

Radio Communications

ISN is licensed to transmit and receive 'car-to-car' radio communications anywhere in the United Kingdom.