Title: Confidentiality in the activities of law enforcement agencies and the court during covert investigative activities
Authors: Gani Seitzhanuly; Sergey N. Bachurin; Alfiya B. Aituarova; Aivazkhan A. Gassanov; Aleksandr V. Syrbu
Addresses: Department of Special Legal Disciplines, Law Enforcement Academy under the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kosshy, Republic of Kazakhstan ' Department of Law, Kazakh-Russian International University, Aktobe, Republic of Kazakhstan ' Scientific-Research Centre, Kostanai Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan named after Shrakbek Kabybayev, Kostanay, Republic of Kazakhstan ' Department of Social and Legal Disciplines, SILKWAY International University, Shymkent, Republic of Kazakhstan ' Department of Monitoring and Evaluation of the Quality of Scientific and Educational Activities, Law Enforcement Academy under the Prosecutor General's Office of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kosshy, Republic of Kazakhstan
Abstract: The relevance of this study is that conversion of investigative activities involving interference with private communication cannot be imagined without confidentiality conditions. The purpose of this study is to prove that when investigating criminal cases in electronic format, all such powers of authorised officials of law enforcement and special state bodies only complicate the process of maintaining confidentiality at a minimum, and at most do not contribute to effective interaction in the investigation of criminal offences. The authors concluded that granting permission to conduct covert investigative actions related to interference of private communication is justified. The practical significance of the study is determined by the possibility of developing a shorter time frame of ensuring the conduct of investigative actions in the context of the implementation of criminal actions, when investigating crimes.
Keywords: investigating crimes; investigative actions; search actions; prosecutor; maintaining confidentiality; state bodies.
International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2022 Vol.14 No.2, pp.151 - 164
Received: 29 Dec 2020
Accepted: 12 Apr 2021
Published online: 28 Feb 2022 *