I have the feeling that data and privacy security is not a real topic
Just three examples from many situations I encountered...
1) Open a bank account:
Staff: "So Wagner san, please write down your 4 digit security pin
number and give it to me so I can add it to the computer system"
Me looked very puzzled
2) Send in a defect PC:
Me: I want to remove the HDD,
Service: Why you want to do that?
Me: Because, all my data is on it?!
Service: But without HDD we can't start the system to test it.
Me: Use a CD, USB stick, or another HDD (beside a cracked screen does
not need Windows to test it ;) )?
Service: Sorry we require to boot Windows to test the system, you have
to send it with the HDD in. (Acutally, I believe they wanted to start
the hidden partition rescue/recovery system)
Me: There is no Windows or anything else on the machine
Service: What do you mean no Windows
Me: No it runs Linux only, I deleted all and everything which comes with it...
Service: Ohhh wait a second... (escalate along the competency
hierarchy).... in that case you might remove the HDD
Send in claim for travel expenses:
Accountant: We need the statement of your VISA card payment
Me: I have here the monthly balance print out to show you the specific
Accountant: I go and make a copy
Me: Could you please blank all unrelated parts!
So yeah compared to other countries there is still not that much of an
feeling of data protection and privacy
On 5 October 2012 00:50, Usmar A Padow <usmpa...@gmail.com> wrote: