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Question about mobile phone privacy?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Energize, 3 May 2006.

  1. Energize

    Caporegime

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    Something ive been wondering about after some incidents at school. Are teachers legally allowed to look at stuff on your mobile without your permission after they confiscated it? Its never been a problem for me because I have a password but some people dont even have a pin.
     
  2. tom_e

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    at a guess id say it is covered by some privacy law but how enforcable it is im not sure
     
  3. _dogma_

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    I doubt they'd be allowed to snoop.
    Teachers at my school only take the battery though, I think it's in case they get accused of snooping, not sure though.
     
  4. fatty1

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    Depends what they do with the information they get off the phone
     
  5. Sparky__H

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    I think it depends on whether it’s a public or private school and what exactly the T&C were for acceptance.

    Anything short of a full cavity search was allowed at mine…
     
  6. VeNT

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    iirc, the data counts as personal unless you've sent it somewhere (to someone)
    but I'd have strong things to say to the headmaster if any of the teachers WHERE snooping.
     
  7. spirit

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    were.

    In my school, there was some thing u had to sign at start afaik it covered everything like they could expell you for anything, u had to take drug tests if asked and all kinds of crazy stuff

    however, they usually took the phone but you kept batt afaik.
     
  8. Energize

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    Another thing, can they stop you from drinking water in the lessons (apart from in the science labs/computer rooms)?

    Seriously sometimes its 25oc and the teachers say its cold :rolleyes:
     
  9. Neoni

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    you can drink in science and computer rooms, only water not sugary drinks.
     
  10. iBot

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    Take yo' blazer of homie
     
  11. Mr Spew

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    Oh WHAAAAAAAAATTTT.

    I saw this thread, read it, and decided to put a pin on my phone. Went to Security Settings, entered in a PIN, and now it just says SIM BLOCKED. :(!!

    Now it says Enter PUK code.

    Yeah, great, thanks you idiotphone.
     
  12. Neoni

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    you know your PUK code?
     
  13. Energize

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    I dont wear a blazer...
     
  14. Mr Spew

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    I don't know what one is.
     
  15. penski

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    Yes...Like what where (sic) the teachers doing snooping around phones when they could be teaching you how to spell ;)

    *n
     
  16. Neoni

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  17. Energize

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    On the network providers site you can usualy type your number in and get the puk.
     
  18. VeNT

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    yeah, thing is, I'm dyslexic and therfore have issues with knowing if its where were or whatever etc.
    we've gone over this before, I thought everyone knew that I didn't infact give a **** about my spelling anymore. as long as you know what I'm going on about I don't see the issue.
     
  19. Mr Spew

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    Sorted, ta Neon. :)
     
  20. PinkPig

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    I've no idea what the law is, and I couldn't really care less, because you can solve the problem entirely by not having your phone when you're not supposed to have it. As far as I'm concerned they should be allowed to do whatever they like with it if you're breaking the rules. As for "not allowed water in lessons", behave like someone with a jot of common sense and have a drink between lessons, it's not rocket science.