Was reading an article in a Newspaper about computer repair shops ripping people off on simple repairs.
In particular one instance where someone took their Laptop or PC into repair and had some pictures downloaded by the repair agent and now being used for their store.
This person was female and i got really aggro when i heard this tech guy removed the pictures in the first place. Secondly she reported this to the police and they did nothing as they said you gave them rights to access your computer.
I contacted her and said Bullshit on the Police as you cannot remove data as that would be Theft of property, secondly to use them for business without your permission would be breach of copyright. As she took the pictures herself on a camera.
When i worked as a consultant i always thought that you can only remove data that impedes the start up of windows or its operation. Doing this either by Virus Scanner or through Hardware Software problems. But you cannot touch Personnel data.
So what is the rights of a person taking their PC or Laptop in for repair.