Client Confidentiality in Private Investigations
Most of us are familiar with terms like Attorney/Client, Doctor/Patient or Clergy/Parishioner privilege. In each of these relationships there is actually a DUTY of confidentiality. The privilege of confidentiality is asserted by the practitioner to prevent from being forced to repeat the confidential information in an evidence setting.
Private investigators promise confidentiality to their clients. In Florida, Section 493.6119 (1) of the Florida Statutes, reads: "Except as otherwise provided by this chapter or other law, no licensee, or any employee of a licensee or licensed agency shall divulge or release to anyone other than her or his client or employer the contents of an investigative file acquired in the course of licensed investigative activity."
What this essentially means, is that a private investigator may be in violation of the law by divulging information without the permission of the client/employer.
At iSpy Investigations, we take the confidentiality of the information that you provide us with very seriously, and we take every precaution possible to make sure that you information remains secure and confidential.
In all professional relationships where confidentiality has a role, it is incumbent on the client/patient/parishioner to do their part and keep confidential information confidential.