If you are thinking of hiring a private investigator in Mexico, it is essential that you know what your rights are and the legal limitations that this professional has. In this article, I will explain everything you need to know so you can make an informed decision.
Rights of a private investigator in Mexico
A private investigator in Mexico has certain rights that allow him/her to perform his/her work in an effective and legal manner. Some of these rights are:
Access to public information.
A private investigator has the right to access public information, as long as it is not confidential or protected by law. This means that he/she can obtain information from public records, such as the National Population Registry or the Public Property Registry.
Surveillance and monitoring
A private investigator has the right to conduct surveillance and follow-up, as long as this is done in public places and does not invade people’s privacy. In addition, he/she must comply with specific rules to prevent his/her work from becoming harassing or intimidating.
Protection of your person and equipment
A private investigator has the right to protect his personal and work equipment, especially in situations of risk or danger. To this end, he may carry weapons in accordance with the regulations of the law and have the necessary security measures in place to perform his work.
Legal Limitations of a private investigator in Mexico
Although a private investigator has certain rights, there are also legal limitations that must be complied with in order to avoid incurring crimes. Some of these limitations are:
Protection of people’s privacy.
A private investigator cannot invade people’s privacy, that is, he cannot enter secret places or listen to private conversations without authorization. In addition, he/she cannot use illegal means to obtain information, such as spying or hacking.
Compliance with law regulations
A private investigator must comply with law and human rights regulations. This means that he may not act in a discriminatory or violent manner and must respect the rights of the people involved in his investigation.
A private investigator must provide a detailed and truthful investigation report to his client. This report must contain all the information gathered during the investigation and the investigator’s conclusions and recommendations.