This is either a general question or a great debate, but since
it is more likely to become a debate, I’ll post it here.
I was reading another post about people getting arrested for kiddie porn, and I began wondering, how long does information stay on your hard drive after you have deleted it.
And also, if you get your computer repaired and they run across some questionable files that you deleted, can you be charged with possession (I don’t have any cites, just word of mouth that this happened). Would this be an invasion of privacy. The technition in my opinion has no right to look
at anything on your computer that’s not related to repairing it.
And also, can you be arrested for something that you had in the past but don’t have access to?
Now you could say that if you downloaded illegal images you lose your rights to privacy, BUT what about the computers that do not have anything illegal on them? I know that I have some personal information on my computer. Songs
and lyrics that I wrote, an unfinished novel, love notes to my wife, etc. that I don’t want anybody to see. Just because they occasionally run across something,
does that give them the right to go rummaging around your personal bussiness?
Also if you speak out about this, people will put you on the side of the pedophiles (sp?).