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    What are the legalities?

    You spend an arm and a leg on a new HDD and you put all your pron erm I mean sensitive data on it and it breaks after a few days.
    You go back to the shop for a refund or exchange even.
    what happens to your broken drive?
    How can you be sure your data won't be accessed?
    If in determining the fault on the drive, they were able to see the data that was on there, would they be breaking any laws by revealing what that data was?
    What if the data itself was illegal?

    All persons depicted in this story are purely fictional.
    Any similarity to persons living or dead are purely coincidental.

    What are your opinions?

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    oh dear , Huston we have a problem.

    any of this "sensitive data" include stills of the lovely Fern

    Phil your avatar suggests your head has been lost up your own backside. How did this occur?

    If they bothered to look at it and the erm "sensitive material" was legal they wouldnt be interested methinks-if it was "gary glitter" type material they would report it Im sure.

    pretty sure they just get chucked in skip tho.

    bossyboots

    any of this "sensitive data" include stills of the lovely Fern



    so says the woman with a hardrive full of naked micoo pics:p

    What happens is...........they fix drive, they see what's on it, they have much more merriment during their lunch breaks, you are awarded a lifetime discount at said shop.


    Of course this could be a best case scenario.


    Worst case is you wake up one morning to your face in the local paper, grafitti all over your house, six fingered yocals brandishing pitch forks and small horses always glancing sideways at you in fear.

    barky

    so says the woman with a hardrive full of naked micoo pics:p



    dont forgot the ones you sent me - plus av got TONS from Numptyj

    Original Poster

    Adam2050

    Phil your avatar suggests your head has been lost up your own backside. … Phil your avatar suggests your head has been lost up your own backside. How did this occur?



    I don't know but someone told me that's where my head was.
    Thread gone now though.

    For when I change my avy.

    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/jumpingphil/headuparse.jpg
    Edited by: "Jumpingphil" 10th Sep 2010

    Original Poster

    But if the data was genuine boring uninteresting ( to other people ) stuff, could they do anything with said data?

    Jumpingphil

    I don't know but someone told me that's where my head was.Thread gone now … I don't know but someone told me that's where my head was.Thread gone now though.



    Oh dear it seems to be catchable then. Strange one.

    Suppose you need to me careful when advising people.

    What laws do you think they may be breaking by revealing the data?
    A much easier way to look at the scenario.

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    thesaint

    What laws do you think they may be breaking by revealing the data?A much … What laws do you think they may be breaking by revealing the data?A much easier way to look at the scenario.



    I don't know.
    That's why I'm asking.

    Can someone in this situation publish photos for example from my drive without my permission? or say letters I had written, that sort of thing?
    Edited by: "Jumpingphil" 10th Sep 2010

    Banned

    Jumpingphil

    I don't know.That's why I'm asking.Can someone in this situation publish … I don't know.That's why I'm asking.Can someone in this situation publish photos for example from my drive without my permission? or say letters I had written, that sort of thing?



    no as you retain the copyright

    if it was me i'd get them to check the drive whilst you are there to show it's fubar, then get your refund/exchange & ask if you can have the old one back so you can personally destroy it.
    Edited by: "richp" 10th Sep 2010

    I wouldn't have thought the shop or manufacturer would bother repairing it to be honest. They might bother repairing connectors or something simple but not if something internal is broken - would probably be cheaper to make a new one that pay for a technician to repair it.

    Banned

    richp

    if it was me i'd get them to check the drive whilst you are there to … if it was me i'd get them to check the drive whilst you are there to show it's fubar, then get your refund/exchange & ask if you can have the old one back so you can personally destroy it.



    yes because the shop wont want their money back from it will they?

    Encrypt the next one




    richp

    if it was me i'd get them to check the drive whilst you are there to … if it was me i'd get them to check the drive whilst you are there to show it's fubar, then get your refund/exchange & ask if you can have the old one back so you can personally destroy it.



    Lollingtons.

    bossyboots

    any of this "sensitive data" include stills of the lovely Fern



    You are obsessed with me BB but in a nice way not in a stalkerish way!! lol I always laugh when I see my name mentioned by you! lol

    Btw...when are you going to pm some nudz of micoo and numptyj? I'll have some of barky's dalmation too

    fern37

    You are obsessed with me BB but in a nice way not in a stalkerish way!! … You are obsessed with me BB but in a nice way not in a stalkerish way!! lol I always laugh when I see my name mentioned by you! lolBtw...when are you going to pm some nudz of micoo and numptyj? I'll have some of barky's dalmation too



    Sorry due to receiving 8 letters now from solicitors representing various posters about this sort of stuff - I cant forward on any more noody pics, Gut wrenching I know - as have one of two male posters and a dalmation playing naked twister.

    Barky & who???? lol

    Original Poster

    Hey, where are the female nudez?
    Send them to me so I can put them on my Hard Drive and wait for it to crash and burn.

    Fern - trying to remain discreet here re nudes being sent to me ...but erm......cough ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    bossyboots

    Fern - trying to remain discreet here re nudes being sent to me ...but … Fern - trying to remain discreet here re nudes being sent to me ...but erm......cough ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



    he hasn't??!! NO!!! Phil...how could you??! I have begged for nudz of yourself and you kept telling me you didn't have any!!

    Original Poster

    OK then, here is a nudez of me.
    It will only be up for thirty seconds so feast your eyes and remember, 'cos it will be taken down shortly.



















































    http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/jumpingphil/stick_man.jpg

    pmsl!!!! Hubba hubba!!! I want you....NOW!

    yip - shocking isnt it Fern - not a stitch on him but check out those fab abs
    Edited by: "bossyboots" 11th Sep 2010

    Original Poster

    OK girls, vote now.......
    Do I take the photo down or do you want everyone to see it?

    This was supposed to be a serious thread you know.


    Good job I'm easy going, although not every one on here would agree.

    Original Poster

    P.S. can I take my head out now and revert back to normal?

    take it down....it's too shocking to be on a family shopping forum!!

    On thread...do you have any friends who could help you? Is that viable or shall I stick to chasing the guys on here! (_;)

    Jumpingphil

    P.S. can I take my head out now and revert back to normal?



    I want happy house back please x

    Original Poster

    Just for a day or so.

    fern37

    take it down....it's too shocking to be on a family shopping forum!!



    definitely this!

    well am away to bed now - been watching a movie but cant keep my eyes open any longer.....................night night x

    bossyboots

    definitely this!well am away to bed now - been watching a movie but cant … definitely this!well am away to bed now - been watching a movie but cant keep my eyes open any longer.....................night night x



    night bb....sleep well x

    Original Poster

    bossyboots

    definitely this!well am away to bed now - been watching a movie but cant … definitely this!well am away to bed now - been watching a movie but cant keep my eyes open any longer.....................night night x



    Shall I put some more nudez up so that you can keep your eyes open?

    Bleh, I cannot remember the name of the thing I am thinking of, but I use to work with them a few years back. Basically they were about 7 foot tall and 2/3 foot wide and you hooked up a fair few hard drives to them. This unit checked them and tried to repair them if need be.

    Hard drives are usually never individually checked, they are usually done in batches on huge work stations. They can get sold on as faulty from the manufacturer (I would assume), then possibly repaired and resold by whomever bought them. The companies who buy them to repair though (or the manufacturers) basically have a duty under the Data Protection Act to ensure that personal and company data does not fall into the public domain.

    So by the time it lands in the hands of a person who isn't under the DPA the drive would likely of been wiped several times. Basically what happens is, once a drive is found not to be faulty or had whatever the problem was repaired, it is then (I cannot remember exactly) possibly taken to another workstation where it would be written over completely, it use to take hours and hours. So all data on the drive previously is completely lost and void due to the way each sector is over-written.

    Drives that couldn't be repaired use to be shipped off for total destruction lol.

    ---

    The only time data used to be viewed was when individual systems/laptops use to come in for a repair where the fault required us to fire up the system and have a look around. I never did any of these, although I do remember once when a customers laptop was found to have an entire pr0n site on it with literally hundreds of GBs of pr0n-data. I think a few of the people in the office did a few DVDs of the stuff back then, totally illegal but you obviously get the odd numpty working on your system in circumstances like this lol

    I believe a lot of n00ds and webcam/personal camera footage also gets leaked this way. Basically because people are sending in their systems for repair without removing personal data before-hand. It is totally illegal and I am sure people have been prosecuted for it, but once the data is out their on the interwebz it is pretty hard to stop it floating around.

    So yeah, personal stuff should always be kept on throw-away USB sticks, then if they break down you can destroy them yourself and just buy a replacement.
    Edited by: "PhearFactor" 11th Sep 2010

    Original Poster

    Thanks for that PhearFactor, that was the sort of answer I was looking for. http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/jumpingphil/thumbsup.gif
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