Swedish Investigator Hired By Warner Bros. During Pirate Bay Investigation Now In Charge Of IT Crime In Sweden
from the conflicts-of-interest? dept
The job at Warner Bros. only lasted (as originally intended) for six months, and then the guy, Jim Keyzer, went back to work for the police. TorrentFreak is reporting that he's now in charge of the IT crime unit, which has the mandate to investigate file-sharing cases.
At the very least, this raises extremely serious conflict of interest questions. The guy was involved in an investigation, hired for a "temporary" job by one of the parties in that investigation -- and then after the job is over, he goes back to work for the police on other investigations that will almost certainly involve the company he took money from for six months. I can understand people taking jobs back and forth between the public and private sector, but the timing of all this seems very suspect, and it seems like the Swedish police should at least set things up so that the conflict of interest is removed, and someone else is in charge of such investigations for the time being.