"We were recently tipped off to a case in the federal courts that raises all sorts of legal issues about some questionable interpretations of the law -- many of which we've discussed here recently. It involves a Utah company, named Public Engines, suing a competitor, named Report See. Public Engines, it appears, contracts with various police departments around the country to get crime data from them, and then they put that data online in various formats. Its main business tends to be working with law enforcement and providing them software and services around that data. But, it also presents the data publicly on the site CrimeReports.com. Apparently, law enforcement agencies pay Public Engines to provide data to the site. Public Engines claims it does work on that data, to "de-identify" it and make it appear in a more user-friendly format. As the company notes, it does not add any editorial on the site and does not include any advertising or seek any additional business from users. The service is basically provided totally free of all that -- but the company makes money from the law enforcement agencies, who pay to take part and to use Public Engines' software. "
We develop deep background on individuals and companies related to
assets, interests, activity, political and social associations,
employment, litigation and business history, reputation and ownership for attorneys and businesses.
Tamara Thompson Investigations specializes in due diligence, Internet, database and, genealogical and adoption search and reunion investigations.
Trainings, Presentations and Publications
Tamara provides in-house trainings to law firms,
financial service companies, and other businesses and speaks at
conferences of professional associations.
I have presented at the State Bar of California, the California
Association of Licensed Investigators and the Oregon Criminal Defense
Lawyers Association, "So You Think You Know Google?" and "Social
Networking Sites: Investigating People On The Internet".