Re: Follow-up to question about getting feedback from users

Subject: Re: Follow-up to question about getting feedback from users
From: Geoff Lane <geoff -at- gjctech -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 14:36:23 +0100

On Friday, September 25, 2009, Sharon Burton wrote;

> How is that bad? What am I missing? It's not a violation of your privacy
> because you're never identified.

You say it's done invisibly to the user - i.e. without the computer
owner's knowledge. In UK, it's probably unlawful since you're
accessing data held on a computer without the computer owner's express
permission, and hence the activity is unauthorised. Take a look at
http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1990/ukpga_19900018_en_1#pb1-l1g1 -
the Computer Misuse Act 1990 para 1, which can impose up to six months
jail plus a fine.

HTH,

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Follow-Ups:

References:
Follow-up to question about getting feedback from users: From: Donna Marino
RE: Follow-up to question about getting feedback from users: From: Sharon Burton
RE: Follow-up to question about getting feedback from users: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Follow-up to question about getting feedback from users: From: Sharon Burton

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